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October 31, 2014

Reid, Heller Still Hope for House Action on Unemployment Extension

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Heller (Bill Clark/Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 7:36 a.m. April 19 | Top Senate backers of an unemployment extension say there’s still hope for a deal and are working to set up a meeting with Speaker John A. Boehner.

“Our staffs are talking with the speaker’s staff,” Sen. Dean Heller said Friday.

Heller — the Nevada Republican co-author of the bipartisan Senate bill — and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., spoke about unemployment benefits during a joint appearance Friday on KSNV, Las Vegas’ NBC affiliate.

“We will put together a meeting,” Heller said. “We couldn’t get it done before the break.”

The junior Nevada senator reiterated the possibility of compromise, referring to comments made earlier this month by House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, who talked about tying the extension of unemployment insurance benefits to jobs measures and the extension of some tax breaks.

The bill is important to Nevada, which has the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation.

“The UI extension is important for citizens here in the state of Nevada,” Heller said. “Keep in mind these are people that work hard, that are looking for work, that have lost their job, it’s not their fault.”

Upon hearing Heller’s comments about setting up a meeting with Boehner, Reid praised the speaker and said that despite differences Congress has not been without its accomplishments this year, including raising the debt ceiling and passing an omnibus appropriations bill.

He also said that whenever they meet, they always meet in Boehner’s office, so the speaker can smoke.

“Let me say one thing that I think might be interesting to your viewing audience,” Reid said. “We kick around John Boehner often, but I have a wonderful relationship with him. He’s the nicest guy.”

“And every meeting that I have with him takes place in his office,” Reid continued. “You know [the] protocol is you go back and forth. But we decided to do it that way because John Boehner smokes, and he smokes a lot. I don’t want him smoking in my office, so every meeting we’ve had has been in his office. And usually he smokes a cigarette about every ten minutes. I am glad he is able to smoke, it keeps him pacified and we have been able actually to get some things worked out.”

The Senate bill has been criticized by Boehner, R-Ohio, as unworkable over concerns regarding implementation, and for failing to add additional jobs measures. Backers have cited, however, CBO estimates showing it would add jobs and a letter from Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez assuring it can be implemented.

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  • Lance Lasley

    EUC NOW! DO SOMETHING FOR AMERICA!

    • John

      EUC can not do something for America. You can do something for America. get off yer fat lazy butt and do something. Your exclamation points and cap letters do not make sense. You are wrong. You have no facts.

  • JustinBailey

    “Let me say one thing that I think might be interesting to you’re viewing audience,” Reid said. “We kick around John Boehner often, but I have a wonderful relationship with him. He’s the nicest guy.”

    And that about sums it up for anybody who wasn’t already paying attention. Everyone on Capitol Hill is buddy buddy. Appease the masses only enough to raise your salary, then go out of session on paid vacation. Time to start taking equity out of the hide of every senator and house representative and reinvesting it into the American people who they are supposed to serve.

    • Tidore King

      House of Cards ….the “selected few” party and play golf then making decisions affecting the lives of many.

    • rational38

      It is a very strange culture where you publicly say vicious things, but privately like each other. Kind of damning.

    • Cheryl Thomas

      Thank you this information, I have said that to people and they say, Don’t I see the Democrats “working hard to resolve this extended unemployment?”
      I say that he seems to me like they were taking their time. Since Harry Reid and John Boehner have talked often they could been talked restoring the unemployment issue.

    • kasia54

      Yep. They’ve all been buddy-buddy ~ they are strategizing together on the extension – neither party wants it.

      • John

        You are wrong. You have no facts. move along

      • John

        is buddy-buddy better or worse than being ignorant, uneducated and a BIGOT???….How does it feel to be a sober bigot with no buddies???

        • Seth

          there is no dash between buddy buddy. Incorrect again. The word bigot isn’t in all capitalized, How ironic you call someone uneducated as you make an uneducated mistake. Well, for you it’s not ironic, it’s every single time you post. It’s quite a common characteristic of your accounts. It feels the same for them before they read your post, as after they read it. No one is a bigot and he ahs the truth as a buddy. That’s all you need to move against common ignorance such as you. Move along little kid, these words and this truth is to much for your trolls. You will never win.

          • Mark

            Keep reading.. you are full of errors. you make no sense. There is no irony. there is no “they”. you are not following the thread. you are wrong. what is “ahs”…you are uneducated. Trolls do not exist. they are myth. thus, there are no trolls to troll. you are a liar. and ignorant. Move along. you are wrong.

          • Seth

            I will keep reading, as that is the job of someone who is replying to someone else. No need to incite common sense to me, you should try and create that within yourself, as I have plenty of it, and am using it against you since you don’t know what common sense is, or head it when it comes calling you. I have never been full of any errors. Not any ones that effected my point or would be used for anyhting else except to call me out on those errors instead of making an actual point, again, regarding the article. Those errors are for you to find so you can keep showing everyone that you do not care about the article. You aren’t here for this article. You have no regard for the article. You are here to make peoples lives miserable. That is the reason you are on earth and you prove it with every single reply you type and everyone can see it clearly including yourself. the rest of your reply proves this is amounts to incoherent drivel again that cites nothing and exists for no other reason but to show how petty you are and how you are here for no other reason than to troll. Move along.

          • Mark

            you are getting weak. defensive. you blogs are longer and longer but mean less and less. you are full of errors. The whole paragraph above has countless errors and makes no sense. you are stumbling. I cannot make peoples’ lives miserable. you are wrong again. you are a joke. I am not here on earth. you are wrong. you are cracking. I prove nothing. you have facts. proof = facts. you have no facts.

          • Seth

            No, I am not getting weak. I will defend the truth and these people in this comment section because trolls and others like you exist to distort the truth and make others lives miserable. That is what you are good at. “You blogs longer and longer” is yet again another incoherent bunch of words you’ve put together that don’t mean anything or make any sense. I am full of zero errors. The whole paragraph above has zero errors and only makes no sense to you, because you are ignorant. Do you know waht ignorant is? Try dictionary.com and look it up. Then you can use that as a describing word forself as well once you see how it fits you perfectly. I have never stumbled, as there is nothing to stumble over. I know you can’t make peoples lives miserable, because I am here and will respond to every sentence you right and you will understand that is the fact. You indeed, can not make anyones lives miserable. You only make yourself miserable, over and over again. I am not a joke, nothing I have said is funny. I have never cracked, as there is nothing to crack about. Yes, you prove nothing, that is correct. You said something correct for once. You prove nothing, you just spout bullshit that you like to copy and paste. I only have facts. Move along.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…….Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus………

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus……..

  • Pamela Lyon

    Boehner smoking cigarettes when we as tax payer’s are paying for his world class healthcare that is not ACA? Why are we paying congressmen’s salaries for them having scoring and doing drugs and drinking to excess?
    Just curious.

    • mabramso

      Last I checked, Congressmen getting paid is in the Constitution. And if their pay is withheld, that’s called involuntary servitude (aka slavery), which is a violation of the 13th Amendment. Now if you want to talk about reducing all their salaries, I would be open to that, as long as they get rid of the law that says that, for non-executive positions, civil servants cannot make more than Congressmen.

      • BC Shelby

        …reducing salaries and maybe eliminating some of the perks, I agree. I also agree concerning public sector jobs as many pay a higher scale than their private sector counterparts.

        There have been those who said the nation should be run like a business, however were that so, the current job performance of our elected representatives (Senate and Congress) just regarding the EUC measure would be cause for serious disciplinary action. They go on recess, come back, don’t deal with the measure until a couple days before they go on recess again. Wash, rinse, repeat…

        I have been required to put off vacation time until an important project was completed, why shouldn’t the same be required of them? Heck, I’ve even lost vacation time.

        174,000$ (minimum) + benefits for what amounts to a part time position is overkill. In the private sector, part time positions are often exempt from benefits.

        Considering many of these people come from fairly well to do backgrounds and have other income sources, I think they could afford to pay for benefits like travel, lunches/dinners, healthcare, and retirement plans out of their own pockets just like the working class does.

        Furthermore, as in the private sector, they should have to earn their vacation time based on the number of terms of service starting with one week for the first and one additional week every term afterwards to a maximum of four weeks just like most of us are limited to. There should also be periodic performance evaluations, the results of which go on public record for all to see (as in effect, we are their “employers” as we pay their paycheques and benefits).

        Maybe then there might be a bit more accountability.

        • mabramso

          Well, members of Congress actually have many of the same benefits as other federal employees (this was actually put into law quite some time ago), but they are given the same autonomy as senior executives with respect to things like travel. That is, I believe they approve their own travel requests. This makes some sense because of the separation of powers in the Constitution. But there is no doubt that is abused. The solution for that is to cut their travel budget, but I don’t think that will ever happen, since they would have to vote for it.

  • Tracy Smith

    So another month, then a vac… Then another two weeks then another vac , unreal

    • David Flannagan

      There’s one good thing about stringing this along. If it drags on until the Christmas holidays, you know that’s when they always give it as a present to you. Harry Reid was the Grinch last December. He left your extension out of the budget. Now he wants a do-over. Don’t give up! Keep begging,whining and crying. The squeaky (voter) door gets the grease. Whatever you do-don’t get a job! Or there goes your mother load retroactive UI payment check.

  • bob manning

    well I see this is gonna be a F’n waste of time..again

  • erick

    Why did the congress approve 50 billion for tax breaks to corporations that outsource jobs overseas without consideration as how to pay for the revenue loss? Yet 5 billion for extended unemployment benefits must be paid for by cutting other benefits. The republicans insist that unemployed workers get job skill training in order to receive extended benefits. When I apply and interview for jobs I am told that I can not be hired because I am over qualified. What job skills training will make me not over qualified?

    • Kevin Sherf

      You need to be retrained to assemble electronics. China has many jobs available for skilled assemblers. You will receive low cost housing,subsidized meals and 3 days a month you can relax. Dubai has construction jobs for you if you would rather work there. Good pay and benefits are being promised to all. Promises may be modified at the whim of your overlords but you are an American so you should be used to that.

      • The Future Is Coming Soon

        It’s nice that McDonalds gives you a long enough break so you can contribute to conversations regardless of how pointless and nonsensical your comments are. ;)

        • kasia54

          Uh-oh. Here he is, people. Don’t even read his posts. Sheesh.

          • The Future Is Coming Soon

            You’re stupid enough to believe that actually makes sense. Were you born this remedial or did you actually pay someone to become so ignorant? ;)

          • John

            Typical female. she’s been hurt before.

          • andrew smith

            You keep telling people they are wrong and have not facts, but I haven’t seen you present anything but bad grammar.
            Come on oh wise one, add to the conversation or MOVE ALONG YOU HAVE NO FACTS.

          • Seth

            That sentence has nothing to do with this topic and is another troll. This is common and your trolls are getting shorter and offering less and less coherence. Are you getting tired of making no sense yet? Are you ready to move along?

          • Mark

            you do not know what is common. Trolls do not exist. The are myth. Thus, trolling can not happen. you are wrong. your are discredited. You make no sense. move along

          • biggin

            You keep telling people they are wrong and have not facts, but I haven’t seen you present anything but bad grammar.
            Come on oh wise one, add to the conversation or MOVE ALONG YOU HAVE NO FACTS

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again!!!!!!!!…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!

          • biggin

            You keep telling people they are wrong and have not facts, but I haven’t seen you present anything but bad grammar.
            Come on oh wise one, add to the conversation or MOVE ALONG YOU HAVE NO FACT

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again!!!!…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!!!!

          • John

            You are wrong. you have no facts. Your Lying King can issue an executive order if he cared about your miserable pittance. you are wrong. You have no merit. move along.

          • Seth

            They are right, they have plenty of facts. There is no lying king. He can not issue an executive order for EUC, this is common sense. You have now proven once again you are wrong and can’t help but be misinformed and then defend your falsities. There is plenty of merit in the truth, which we have. Wrong again. You seem to be saying move along alot now, as we say it to you, I wonder if you keep telling yourself that enough if you will ever actually move along, or if you will just repeat it back to people like a child since you have never stated one fact since you decided to waste your life here.

          • Mark

            You are wrong. The Lying King can declare a “National emergency” if he really cared about your lazy unemployed butt. Then, he can issue the executive order. you are incorrect. you offer nothing. I just offered help. you are uneducated. I just offered another fact. There is not an unemployment problem. The Lying King would step in and declare a national emergency, if so.You are wrong. you offer nothing.

          • Derek

            Your responses are no longer worth original answers since each of your replies is exactly the same. All people have to do is just find my name and read the last inconherent thing you said prior to it, to see how much you’ve failed at trolling and how pointless your time here has been. There are people here who are serious about this subject and this comment section should be reserved for those who care about this topic and want to discuss intelligent dialogue. You have now been dealt with and no longer serve any purpose on this website.

          • biggin

            Your responses are no longer worth original answers since each of your replies is exactly the same. All people have to do is just find my name and read the last inconherent thing you said prior to it, to see how much you’ve failed at trolling and how pointless your time here has been. There are people here who are serious about this subject and this comment section should be reserved for those who care about this topic and want to discuss intelligent dialogue. You have now been dealt with and no longer serve any purpose on this website.

          • Mark

            Thank you for using an additional username. You are weak. You are scared. You show signs of sociopathic tendencies. “biggin” is a pet name for your boyfreind. You are always incorrect.

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!!!

          • Ms Kay

            Pot calling the kettle black Derek. When you don’t like what we say, you pull the copy paste ticket. Get back to work Derek !

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!

          • biggin

            You are wrong. The Lying King can declare a “National emergency” if he really cared about your lazy unemployed butt. Then, he can issue the executive order. you are incorrect. you offer nothing. I just offered help. you are uneducated. I just offered another fact. There is not an unemployment problem. The Lying King would step in and declare a national emergency, if so.You are wrong. you offer nothing.

          • Mark

            You are wrong. The Lying King, if he cared about the unemployed, could declare a National Emergency. The Lying King can then issue an executive order. you are incorrect again. you are always incorrect. Why doesn’t the Lying King delcare a National emergency?…The Lying King does not care about the unemployed. they are useless pawns to him politically. You are uneducated. you are wrong. Move along.

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!!

          • John

            I have read your past posts. you are a bigot. Move along. You have no merit.

          • Seth

            No, you haven’t read anyones past posts.

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a loser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. You are a complete failure in life. NEXT!!

          • biggin

            Mark is a troll
            Mark is a troll
            Mark is a troll
            Mark is a troll
            Mark is a troll
            Mark is a troll
            Mark is a troll
            Mark is a troll

        • Georgia Bronson Becker

          Nice but I even tried to apply for a job at our local McDonalds and I didn’t get hired because I don’t speak any spanish – so stick that in your pipe and smoke it

          • biggin

            e-cig is the new pipe

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!

          • biggin

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again!!!!!!!!…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!

          • biggin

            Mark is a troll Mark is a troll Mark is a troll Mark is a troll

            Mark is a troll

            Mark is a troll

            Mark is a troll

          • Mark

            Welcome back, Kenny..er loser..er.KD..er..bart…Seems I always make you change your username/avatar and run like the coward you are…once a punk..always a punk

          • Mark

            Yer such a loser. You can’t even win at your own game…yea…right…ooohh..”I will follow you forever”….what a baby…anytime, punk,,,anytime

          • The Future Is Coming Soon

            Being bilingual probably isn’t necessarily a requirement, but more of an excuse to place your application in the rejection pile. Fast food employment demand has increased to the point where employers are setting IQ prerequisites for their applicants. Which has created an uproar with rednecks in the south who can barely construct a complete sentence, let alone possess enough competence to add, subtract or multiply simple equations. The average age of today’s fast food worker is 29 and rising. If that doesn’t tell people we are still experiencing insufficient job growth, nothing will.

      • Lance Lasley

        ALL GOOD JOBS ARE OVER SEAS, TIME TO GO BACK TO WORK AMERICA> IF WE OLY HAD SOME JOBS

    • kasia54

      it was 700 billion for corporations –

      • John

        You are wrong. Yu have no facts. Move along

        • Seth

          They have plenty of facts. You are common and can’t help but post things like this and will be responded to with the truth everytime until you decide you’ve had enough and can finally find it in yourself to move on since you have nothing we need to hear.

          • Mark

            Again. You are wrong.. you are incorrect. it is not “they” but one person. you are incorrect. Nothing is common. you are incorrect. you are common. thus you are nothing..you are not truthful. you believe in trolls. trolls are a myth. thus, you are a liar.

          • Seth

            Agan, I am right. I am correct. It is they. I am correct. You are common, and the responses that say all of the same things that you keep stating are the reason they are common. I am correct. No one else is doing what I am doing, therefore I am the exact opposite of common. you are incorrect about that as well. Thus was used incorrectly here once again. You seem to like saying Thus and Syntax. Those are the trolls new favorite words to use out of context for no reason to make themselves feel smart, but subsequently are making it look stupid as it replies with them. Trolls are not a myth, your kind is quite common. I am not a liar. I only tell the truth as each of my posts will show every single reader. Move along.

          • Mark

            You are always incorrect. you have been proven incorrect many times. thus, you tell lies. you are a liar. an ignorant one, too…move along.

          • Seth

            I am never incorrect. I have never been proven incorrect by anything you have ever said, because you refuse to cite anything or have an intelligent conversation with anyone. For your life, you’ve choosen to be an ignorant troll who ignores facts and exists to cause people harm and spread ill will. That is your life from the comments you have posted. It is clear for every single reader to see, and we are lucky we have a nice portolio now of all of your ignorance and ill will. You provide nothing but name calling and incorect information, while being made and struggling to get a proper sentence across.

          • Mark

            Speaking of oneself in such absolute terms as never being incorrect shows lack of intelligence and formal education. you are wrong. you are a liar. you are incorrect. Again, I cannot be ignorant as trolls do not exist. you are incorrect again.

          • Derek

            I have spoken about not being incorrect regarding replying to you, since nothing you have ever stated has been anything but incorrect speculation and hatred for no reason. This is simply more of you not paying attention, letting that ignorance seep out into words like “speaking of onesself in such absolute terms” when I was mearly responding to saying I was incorrect for no reason. More and more sociopathic tendancies are flowing out of you with each response. My formal education has nothing to do with the fact that you have still offered no facts or resolutions to this article, only hatred and failed trolling on a scale some would think is crazy, but to those who seek truth, know its just part of the ignorance that engulf the troll. The troll can’t help it, it is what they are deep down. Critical people with no solutions, full of hate and anger, never facts. Only ill will towards others. Move along child and try to grow up. You have a science project that needs to be completed before you go back to school. Take care of that.

          • Mark

            speculation by its very nature cannot be incorrect. you are wrong. you are incorrect. I cannot offer resolutions to the article nor can you. I see nothing offered by you to refute my facts regarding EUC. you are as ignorant as they come. ignorance cannot seep. you are wrong..you are incorrect again. you still write so much and say so little. Trolling cannot be scaled or crazy as trolls do not eixist. you are incorrect. you are wrong.. you offer no facts. you offer nothing..

          • Mark

            coward. freaking coward. all talk..you are exactly who you rail against. Unbelievable punk…

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus………

          • Mark

            you are always incorrect. you are very common. you are very common. Millions of posts are written daily. you are very common. you are again incorrect. you are wrong. if you believe in a mythical character like a troll and speak about trolls as if they are real, you are lying. Posting about something non-existent is a lie. you are a liar.

          • Seth

            I am never incorrect. If that is what you gained after my last response then your response is nothing but incoherence once again. I have explained in great detail why you are incorrect and how you are nothing more than a troll. Your words are repeated over and over solidfying your ignorance for all to see and that is what is imporant here. It’s great that everyone can take a look at your words and see what true ignorance, what true hate, what true anger and stupidity looks like as it responds to facts but saying they arent facts. Responding to people who are correct by saying they aren’t correct. You are the equivelant to someone who says the grass isn’t green and the sky isnt blue. The most jovial form of trolling that little kids partake in. The kind where you offer no facts regarding this article, no real conversation. You offer insults and stupidity on a very large scale. You offer a refusal to leave a thread you have no interest in. You choose to sit here and spread your ill will to thousands of readers rather than taking your misgivings in life and moving along somewhere else. Beyond wanting you to move along, we all hope that when you do you lose the anger that has causes you so much ignorance that you feel it necessary to spread it throughout the internet. Especiall regarding topics as important as this one. Now move along.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus……..

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • Joy Palardy Barby

            In Internet slang, a TROLL (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, [1] by posting inflammatory, [2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response [3] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. [4]

          • Mark

            if you didn’t have a cu$t..no one would talk to you

      • John

        You are a bigot. Your past reveals.

        • Seth

          They are not a bigot, they are not past anything. You are incorrect again.

          • Mark

            You make no sense. you are incorrect again.

          • Seth

            I make only sense, and I am never incorrect. You didn’t offer any evidence for that either, so this is yet another troll response for no reason. You are getting tired, and bad at defending your point, which is nothing since the first post you posted. You are unraveling. Move along.

          • Mark

            You are always incorrect. You offer many facts of being incorrect in these blogs. I’m not getting anything. I’m not bad at anything. you have no facts. you are wrong. you tell lies with no facts. thus, you are a liar. No one unravels. you are wrong. again. people don’t unravel. you are so wrong over and over again. move along.

          • Seth

            I am never incorrect. This response from you here is another cut and paste from your last response. I see you are finding it difficult to keep up with your trolling so you are back to cutting and pasting responses from other trolls, to more and more of replies. You seem to be tiring. This happens when you don’t have a point. When there is no reason for you to be here and you don’t have anything of merit to speak aobut regarding the topic of this website. It is catching up with you and you should move along.

          • Mark

            trolls do not exist. thus, trolling is impossible. you are wrong. you are always incorrect. You have no point. you offer nothing. you offer no facts. you are unintelligible.

          • Seth

            You’ve copied and pasted this response once again. This will be the 5the time you’ve copied and pasted a response rather than responding because you now see how you fail. This is the response of someone who has failed hard and realized it. Move along. You have no point to make anymore.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • Seth

            Another copy and pasted response. Another common troll tactic. Another common fail. Move along.

          • Mark

            Here is an example of another cut/paste from Seth. again.. trolls do not exist. you are not learning. you are uneducated. you are a fool. you are incorrect again. For someone who posts they are never incorrect, you sure are incorrect a lot. you have no facts. you never offer facts. you offer nothing.

          • Derek

            Again, you’ve proven you are a little insane. You don’t even know which person you are responding to anymore. how many people are responding to you and trying to make you understand how stupid and pointless your trolls are? Apparently more than one, as you’ve just responded to me as if my name is seth. Before I read the rest of pointless incoherence, you may want to make sure you are trolling the correct person first. Go fail more, and then move along.

          • Mark

            You go by many usernames. seth is your latest. it will change soon.. trolls are not stupid and pointless as they do not exist. you are wrong. you are incorrect.

          • Derek

            Yes, in order to combat your common way of troll… wait a sec… nice try there, I have already discussed that we have all figure out how you troll and how to counter it. This needs no explaining. Countering a troll is a funny thing when they have no way to troll anymore. They cant change there name anymore without me changing mine so they take to complaining about it. They are doing what they want the person they are trolling to do. Common failings of a failed troll. Move along.

          • Derek

            But one day maybe trolling someone, and then trying to blame them for trolling might work, but this is 2014, I have common sense, and all of this is being recorded, so your words at this point are gaurunteed to offer nothing of any repliable value, but I will continue to. All topics have been discussed and you have unraveled and been shown to be a terrbiy common troll, commenting hundreds of times to reiterate that fact to anyone paying attention. You’ve been sitting here strengthening the fact that you are terrible at trolling for hours. Move along.

          • Mark

            coward. freaking coward. all talk….you are exactly who you rail against. Unbelievable punk…

          • Mark

            coward. freaking coward. all talk..you are exactly who you rail against. Unbelievable punk…

          • APierce

            i already wrote

          • Mark

            coward. freaking coward. all talk..you are exactly who you rail against. Unbelievable punk…

          • Joy Palardy Barby

            In Internet slang, a TROLL (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, [1] by posting inflammatory, [2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response [3] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. [4] AKA MARK!

          • Mark

            f-off fat beetch..

          • Mark

            coward. freaking coward. all talk..you are exactly who you rail against. Unbelievable punk…….

          • Seth

            I am never incorrect and this is yet another cut and paste answer that you already have stated to a previous response. You can’t keep cutting and pasting your respones from other threads to this one. That just further undermines how you are trying to troll her big guy. If you want to effectively troll you should attempt at at least constructing a coherent sentence, maybe even a paragraph that makes an actual point. Also give it your best shot not to call someone a name and instead fill that space with facts. Give it a shot, and then move along.

          • Mark

            coward. freaking coward. all talk..you are exactly who you rail against. Unbelievable punk…

          • Mark

            I can not get unraveled . You are wrong. thus, you are always incorrect..

          • Seth

            You can’t get unraveled anymore because you already are. Finally you said something correct. Once you are already unraveled like you are, there is no way to unravel anymore. Thus has been used incorrectly again here as well, you can’t use one smart word in your sentence and thinks that justifies the sentence, this just shows anyone new how much of an idiot you are. I am always correct when it comes to how much you fail at trolling and life.

          • Mark

            Again. I cannot get unraveled. you are incorrect again. words are not smart. you are wrong again. you are incorrect. your syntax is wrong again. you are incorrect. I cannot fail at trolling as trolls do not exist. you are wrong again.

          • Derek

            Again, if you had read anything I wrote in my response, which you don’t do because you have no vested interest in truth, only making peoples lives miserable by failing at trolling and spreading ill will, you would realize you are right. You can’t unravel something that is already unraveled. I said you were right about that so we can move forward with your pointless trolling. I never said I was smart, but I did say you were stupid. I cite all of your posts for solid reference and so can the thousands who are watching you terribly fail. You’ve used the word syntax again which is a big word for you, and apprently one which you can’t grasp the defnition of for some odd reason. I am correct, and I haven’t been wrong about anything I’ve replied to your failings with.

          • Mark

            I cannot make people’s lives miserable. you have to speak facts. you offer no facts. you offer noting.. conversations are based on facts. not figurative speech. Will cannot get ill. you are repeating yourself. you are not learning. you are uneducated. What is “apprently”??..you are incorrect. you make no sense.

          • Derek

            You’ve just cut and paste another response. not worth reading because i’ve read it over 5 times and responded as needed each time. Please refer to the last time he copy and pasted that response for my response. Undboubtedly something along the lines of that he is failing at this situation so terribly he can’t be original enough to actually reply, rather than copy and paste an incoherent paragraph he wrote previously that made him look stupid while finding it so hard to move along.

          • Mark

            You are wrong. I am not cutting/pasting. you make it easy because you post the same words over and over again. You cannot see me. no one can look stupid. you are wrong again. you are incorrect again. What is “undboubtedly”?…you make no sense. you are wrong again. you are incorrect… You sure are incorrect a lot.

          • Derek

            Yes, you are cutting and pasting. That is all you do since you can’t make a point here. You have nothing. You will never be able to make a point because there is no point to you. You are pointless, your words are pointless, you bring nothing but ill will to this thread and have no solutions but to keep failing at being a troll. Keep on failing at being a troll, that is all you are good at in life. Failing at being a troll, over and over again.

          • Mark

            you are wrong again. You are incorrect again. You post the same words. you are not learning. You have nothing. everything about you is pointless..I can not bring ill will. You have said this multiple times. again. I can not bring ill will. you are incorrect. I cannot fail as a troll. you keep saying this. trolls do not exists. you are incorrect. you have run out of ideas and thoughts. you offer nothing new.

          • Derek

            No, I am not wrong again. Nothing in my reply would warrant a response from you saying that I was wrong. There was nothing for me to be wrong about so again your head is playing games with you. Your incoherence and ignorance has reached a level at this point where you are reading words that aren’t even there and then responding to them, attempting to make a point about something that isn’t even there. More sociopathic behavior that everyone is able to see as the troll fails harder and harder with each incoherent, baseless, pointless drivel of a response. Move along. You have nothing to contribute here and are worthless to this topic and conversation.

          • Mark

            You are wrong. everything in your reply is wrong. heads cannot play games. you are wrong again. You offer no facts on anything. you offer nothing. thus, you are nothing

          • Derek

            You have exponentially failed at trolling. Move along.

          • Mark

            failing can not be exponential. Impossible. you are wrong again. No one can fail at trolling. Trolls do not exist. You are incorrect again. You are learning to fail. very bad attribute. you offer nothing.

          • Derek

            I don’t have anything to be wrong about. What are you even talking about anymore? Are you reading the words you are typing before you hit reply or are you just doing to see if you can type faster than me while making as least sense as possible? is this you rnew angle? I’ll just be replying with “You have expnentially failed at trolling, move along” from now on, since that is what you are worth. A troll is someone who should be able to come back at someone and make a counter point and put it together correctly the dialogue continues, so the troll can continue what they are doing. This breaks down when you just make words up and say things that have no meaning and then take pleasure from that you see. So again, if you don’t want to give me words to respond to, I will just inform you each time how much you are failing, until it sinks in enough for you to leave us alone here.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus……….

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • Derek

            No, I am not wrong. You are wrong. You have never made a point to be even have a chance at being right. You’ve offered no insight, only failed trolls that have shown who you are. Move along.

          • Mark

            You are wrong. you are incorrect. I’m not trying to make a point. I am having a conversation. conversations do not have to have a point. you are wrong. you are incorrect again. I can not fail as a troll. trolls do not exist. you keep repeating this. you are not learning. you have failed.

          • Derek

            More copying and pasting from you we see. This is the 9the time you’ve copy and pasted this response in an attempt to say I am incorrect about…. Nothing. You haven’t even cited what you are trying to troll me for being incorrect about. You seem to not understand what logic and common sense are and how they are applied to the world. A sociopath wiht no common sense and logic. A common thing here, and easily dealt with as everyone can see.

          • Mark

            You keep repeating yourself. you offer no new information. I can not troll. you are not learning. you keep repeating there are trolls. trolls do not exist. you are not learning that trolls do not exist. You are not logical or being commonsensical when applying trolls to the real world. you are incorrect. you are wrong. what is “wiht”?..you again make no sense. you keep making errors. you are wrong. you are a fool.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…….

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • Mark

            coward. freaking coward. all talk..you are exactly who you rail against. Unbelievable punk…

          • Alan Hartman

            Your Fingers MUST get tired of typing the same ignorant letters on the keyboard to Red Neck people like yourself….Are U Human or just a FREAK?

          • Joy Palardy Barby

            In Internet slang, a TROLL (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, [1] by posting inflammatory, [2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response [3] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. [4]BELOW IS WHAT MARK THE TROLL MAY LOOK LIKE! LOL

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!!!!!

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!

          • Mark

            Kicked your lazy, a$$ again…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!!

  • missbenez

    GOP will get their jobs, etc. stuff added, and Dems will say, “See! We really care about the little people, and Then Congress will pass it. So, all in all, a 50/50 wash for them at our pain and suffering. Not cool..at all.

    • disqus_mE5TWatscH

      People do not forget – espec after suffering for months.

      • Annie Kiser

        People are apathetic…until govt policy HARMS them. And 3 million of us are hurting big time now. I will move heaven and earth to campaign against all the GOP who obstructed EUC legislation, and all DEMS who didn’t do enough to push it though.

  • DerekJR321

    I’m glad this is such a minor issue for these guys. They feel they have all the time in the world to kick it around. Meanwhile.. people are really suffering. I am out of my benefits. I have a 12-year old boy to support on my own. I am literally at the end of my rope. I wonder how many people have already crossed that line because of these politicians. GET IT DONE ALREADY!

  • Mark Schlager

    America has fallen.

  • Mark Schlager

    Illegal immigration has destroyed and bankrupted the state of California. I am an Iraq-war veteran with no job, not one interview after filling out more than a hundred applications. Most jobs in my area require SPANISH. I am an American citizen, born and raised in the U.S! Why do we favor illegals and third world immigrants over English-speaking AMERICANS!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn’t serve my country, go to war, only to return years later to see my own nation turn in to a future less third world cesspool! 22 Veterans kill themselves every single day. DOES THAT NOT SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES!!!!

    • Roman Melnychuk

      Time for national socialism to make the white race pure without spanish people. USA for Americans only, all others LEAVE ! Simple.

      • LaughingLion

        Funny coming from a person with that last name. Your Ukrainian, Austrian, and Russian ancestry was probably pretty recent. Your family probably came to the Americas say around 1880s to 1930s. So I find it ironic that the “Spanish” you deride were in the Americas about two to three centuries before YOUR family got off the boat.

        And as my Cherokee friends tell the story, when their ancestors saw the “white” Europeans’ boats pull up to the North Carolina shores their response was “Crap, there goes the neighbor”.

      • susan ortiz

        you sound stupid. yet i bet you eat SPANISH food and wouldn’t tell us to leave in our face, this site is about unemployment not race dummy long live SPANISH people. so move over cause we here and staying why you hate us because we hard working and you feel we a threat ha-ha

    • Adreanna Perez

      Unemployment rates have nothing to do with immigration, it has to do with outsourced jobs, a corrupt government and the banks. Don’t pin the problem on people who take jobs that most Americans look down upon and would probably be the last job they would take IF they were desperate enough.

      • DJMiles

        Do you believe everything politicians tell you? Immigrants working jobs Americans don’t want is a lie…sure maybe a few of them work on farms but they just like any other human enjoy working at good jobs as well .I live at the shore and it’s a ghost town after summer ends but their is no shortage of Mexicans working at all kinds of jobs.I have a friend who owns a construction company that only hires Mexicans to work along side him and 2 of his supervisors.To higher a American the going rate is $20 per hour in construction in this area he gives the Mexicans $10,no benefits,taxes or overtime pay…. If we grant they all citizenship or at least the right to legally work any job then I assure you they will desire the best jobs America has to offer and would be more the willing to work for less since compared to Mexico $5 a hour is great pay so Americans can expect to settle for lower wages if they want to work because companies will save money whenever possible.

      • BC Shelby

        …agreed that outsourcing is one of he factors contributing the continued high unemployment here at home. However businesses that knowingly hire illegals just to cut costs play a stake in this as well. The more this is allowed to continue, the more illegals who will be attracted to come here to find jobs. We’re all told to network as part of job searches. Do you not think they don’t do the same when they hear of the potential opportunities here?

    • disqus_mE5TWatscH

      Disgusting – not the country I remember growing up in the 60s.

    • John

      and wait till you read what’s coming out of Oregon!…No more ICE holds..county by county by county..letting them go B-4 they can verify their status…soon??..state by state by state..

      • Seth

        ICE will continue in Oregon. County by county it will be reinstated. No one is letting anyone go. No state, by no state. You are wrong again.

        • Mark

          ICE is an organization that violates people’s constitutional rights by holding them illegally. So says the Oregon courts. ICE goes against Obama’s immigration policy.

          • Derek

            Sorry, Mark. I’m so obsessed with you i didn’t realize you spun me around. I love obama so i must hate ICE. i really had no clue what the heck I was writing. I am wrong. I ‘m an idiot. I am a failure. You are a good person and factual about ICE. I am sorry. Thank you for looking to help the poor illegal immigrants.

          • Derek

            I still have not heard back from you, Mark. Please. I am terrible sorry for making such a huge mistake. I just am so obsessed with you. I don’t want you angry. Please respond soon and tell me you are not angry.

          • Mark

            Change your username/avatar so quickly…for the 3rd time. You lose again. Not only are you sociopathic, yer a lil plug-in play boy.???….KD….Bart…yer a FREAK!!!!!…..have fun with your boyfriend “biggn”…like the new username…gee…I can only imagine why you don’t have an avatar…Hardee..Har…HAr…..heeeey, thhhere, soldier boy…oh soldier boy…

          • Derek

            Mark. Again. I am sorry. I am obsessed with you. I have not heard back from you. I usually am always correct. I usually am never wrong. Twice now in the last 24 HRS I’ve been wrong.. I was wrong about ICE. and..last night I was in the wrong position for my boyfriend. He corrected me by gently whispering, “A little more to the right, Derek”. I feel awkward when I’m wrong. I hate ICE. I’m sorry Mark. Please respond letting me know I’m forgiven.. Thank you very, very much.

          • flycatcher

            Mark. Again, you are factually correct. Again, your style leaves a lot to be desired but you are correct. Not sure of “Guest’s” comment. but…at the very least, Guest is incorrect and wrong. Here is a link to the article in the Portland, OR web version.

            http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/04/federal_ruling_sparks_halt_on.html

  • maingggg

    We need to come together as a whole and fight for our selves and our rights just lk these other countries over throw tha government and make it right

  • David Flannagan

    If
    John Boehner caves to this ongoing crying, whining, begging by Reid and the
    rest of the “dole out the taxpayers money” Democrats, the
    conservative Republican party is finished. They are nothing more than a
    cow-towing, sniveling bunch of hot air, turn coats. Posters,you will never have
    to work again! As long as this Democratic fueled “economic dependency
    policy” is rubber stamped by the GOP,you won’t need to. UI benefits will
    be Federally funded and extended indefinitely every 6 months. Just like it has
    the past 6 years. Don’t worry, no one is going to make you train for a new job!
    Government doesn’t want you to put forth any effort. Just sit back on your
    couches and collect your never ending cash flow. Obama doesn’t need to create
    jobs. He simply pays people- not to work. The takers have tipped the scales. To
    the victors goes the spoils. There is no turning back. The National debt means
    absolutely nothing. 17 trillion hasn’t hurt us yet. Just keep giving out the
    money until something catastrophic happens. That day may never come,right?

    Like James Carville has predicted-”The Party knows, and I use this word
    advisedly, that if it loses the 2016 presidential election, the Republican
    Party as we know it today would be extinct”. If Republicans are now
    relying on Dems to steer their ship,
    that ship is the Titanic.

    So
    Boehner is thinking that if we mimic the Dems maybe we can win elections again.
    No better way to get a vote than to buy it! We will see John Boehners’ true party loyalty and commitment in the next
    few weeks

    • DJMiles

      Get a life…Tax payers are not paying for the extension that will soon be passed.and unemployment is not extended indefinitely.The EUC program started in 1958 as is in acted when the unemployment rate excess 5%

      • John

        Tax payers do pay for it..Follow me here…you are correct EUC has been around for decades and triggered many times..First. educate yourself on 1 of 3 legislative processes,”Authorizing legislation”. The current bill is simply a request for re-structuring and finding funding sources for the EUC extension. Congress is simply trying to FUND the extension..not PAY FOR IT. Once FUNDED…the monies are moved over the Dept of Labor. The States’ Governors then CHOOSE to request EUC funds. if so, the Dept of labor LOANS the monies to the States’ and a rate later TBD. This is why NC no longer chooses to participate in EUC because of the MASSIVE debt incurred. They can pass EUC. we will see which States request it…and..even then, some individuals will be freaked out the no longer qualify for the Tier they were in because of the much lower TUR..analogy…the bank funds your home loan but doesn’t pay it…you do..

        • John

          EUC is creating MASSIVE MASSIVE debts at the States’ level….just another can being kicked down the road. I don’t have a horse into the race…just a factual observation..pay me now..pay me later..enjoy…

          • DJMiles

            Don’t worry about the states their bringing in 3 times the amount in sales tax as they were before Obama took office since Average price for gas is 96% higher Causing Everything We Buy To Triple In Price.Sales tax is a percentage so 8% of $600 is much more then 8% of $200 so the states are doing great.

          • John

            They are acknowledging the massive debt they are under. You will see that rise to 10 X today…20 X….what you state confirms my point. YOU PAY FOR IT..you are wrong. You have no facts. move along.

          • Seth

            We have always acknowledged our massive debt. The debt will always rise, you are saying nothing we don’t know. What they state does not confirm your point, as a matter of fact, nothing anyone has said has confirmed anyhting you’ve ever said. The only thing confirmed about your points are that they come from a place of complete lack of wisdom and facts, and are then spewed out the mouth of the most common failing troll ever to post. Facts are facts, and your opinions and misinformation is identified as soon as you click that post button. This is what you are so scared of realzing but eventually will the day you choose to move along.

          • Mark

            Again..you are getting your plural and singular mixed up..this paragraph makes no sense. Thus, you make no sense. you offer nothing. you have no facts. You are wrong. what is “realzing”??.. You are failing. you are losing…Please. You are embarrassing yourself. move along.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • John

            This is just the beginning..what are you seeing????.the States are acknowledging their massive debt for extending handouts and welfare. is it a coincidence gas has risen so much during Obama’s administration. its all taxes layered on to pay for EUC..EUC will snowball and the States will be collecting taxes 10X what you see..20 X…it is already happening. They have done their forecasts….You small EUC pittance will be paying the higher taxes. The States’ know the gravy train and want on.

          • Seth

            This is not just the beginning. The words after “What are you seing????” have nothing to do with that quetsions, so that question is incoherent and makes no sense, along with having terrible grammar that has nothing to do with anything. The states do not ackknowledge any debt related to EUC. You are wrong. This is not handouts and it is not welfare. You are wrong again. Gas has risen because they do whatever they want with the price. This has nothing to dow ith extending an emergency program for those in need while helping the economy. You are wrong for a 3rd time. Gas has gone up through every adminstration because of inflation. Since you are so uneducated and being that thats the 4th incorrect part of your response, we don’t expect you to know that. You are obviously a child who can’t come to terms with the fact that they can’t help but spew false ill will everywherre to bring people down for no reason. It is not tax layered on to pay for EUC. Wrong for the 5th time. EUC will not snowball and the states will not be collecting taxes 10x what you see and 20x. Wrong for the 6th time. It is not already happening. No one has done any forcasting that has concluded this except trolls and common idiots such as yourself, cuting absoutely nothing except themselves and then trying to defend again people calling them trolls, as they troll. Pittance is not the correct word to describe a lifeline,that would only be said by someone this does not effect, and thus would never apply themselves to make rational comments about it, which you have proven you simply can not do. The states do not think this is a gravy train and your old man puns must be running thin by now. You were wrong 7 times in one response. Move along and try harder on your next post.

          • John

            States are not taxing becasue they are rich and want more. they are taxing more and more because they’re broke and need money…that is the nature of tax and pend. Obama is an expert at this.

          • Seth

            No, states are not rich, and they do nt want more. There taxes have nothing to do with being broke. This is not the tnature of tax and spend. Obama is not an expert at this, he has economic advisors. You are wrong again. Move along.

          • Mark

            You are wrong. what is “do nt”??..What is “there taxes”?…maybe “their taxes” you are failing. You are a fool. You are an idiot. You make no sense. Those sentences are wrong…Move along. Your syntax and structure is laughable for all tor ead.

          • Seth

            I am right. don’t is don’t. Can you not read? I know you are ignorant but you are being quite blatent about it. It’s not “There taxes” it’s “Their taxes” agai, you keep saying things that are just incorrect, making your ignorance flourish. My sentences were correct, and are always correct. Your attempts here to troll are, like normal, common, obvious, and sub par compared to other common trolls. my syntax and structure is that of someone who is writing and responding correctly to someone who is consistantly incoherent and making no points. Move along.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

        • DJMiles

          If that was the case the extending unemployment would add to the deficit and in this case it’s not.It is federally funded so yes the government will have to pay back the states but it’s paid for by cutting elsewhere in the budget.Lets be honest nobody should oppose spending 10 billion dollars to help Americans that are a victims of a recession caused by the people we elected.If you or anybody is worried about our country’s debt that’s understandable but this 10 billion is the last thing you should complain about.lets think of some things that actually added to our debt like the recently passed $900,000,000,000 farm bill that I’ve yet to find a single person that even knows what’s in the bill probably because politicians mentioned very little about it because it’s full of wasteful spending like $100,000,000 to promote maple syrup. Also comes with a lot of secret goodies for us like a 2% increase in home heating oil as well as many others.How about a billion to Ukraine and talks now of sending much more financial aid to them….The Republican Tax extenders coming up for vote soon witch are tax breaks for large wealthy companies at a cost of $ 75 billion. The list goes on and I don’t blame you for being concerned about those huge amounts that us tax payers will have to pay but a couple billion to help 3 million Americans is not something anyone should complain about.If you have a job be thankful but never think that your invincible to becoming unemployed and 1 day being in the same position as the 3 million who need this extension. ..I know I didn’t expect to be unemployed I worked for a company that was in business for 162 years and business was very good however the high cost of fuel and dramatic increase in taxes and fees took all the profits away and since the state Regulated our rates the company couldn’t increase prices enough to cover the increase in operating costs and it went out of business.If Obama had a clue what he was doing I’d still be at that job today.

          • John

            Again…congress is allocating monies to FUND the ext. Not pay for it…its a LOAN. to the states. thu..on the fed books its an asset…on the state level budgets euc is a massive debt….basic finance…yer confused….banks get money allocated from many sorces. fnma..fhlmc…banks FUND your home loan with these funds….you. pay for it….

        • Seth

          Yes we do pay for it, and the majoriy of us wanted it enstated. This is common sense that everyone here realizes. You are not correct, EUC has not been around for decades. It’s been around since 2008. Again you are incorrect. That’s the 4th time you’ve stated that exact same opinion and been incorrect. You then go on to lecture about things that don’t exist, things that are not coherent, and then outright blatent lies with no links or citing anything except your own mind for justification. You further your insanity and sociopathic behavior by doing this and the only way to stop is to simply move along from this topic since you will never have anything but false blather to contribute that will simply get refuted as you are shown to everyone how ignorant you are. Move along.

          • Mark

            its called “reinstated”…not “enstated”.. Idiot..rookie..Again. You have no credibility. You are failing. You are wrong. You are a complete fool. Your 8th grade English teacher is embarrassed for you. You do not know how to spell basic words and your syntax and structure is wrong. Move along.

          • Seth

            No, it isn’t called reinstated. That assumes that it was not already instated which it was. The law just needed to be renewed. You are wrong again. I am not an idiot. I am not a rookie. You have again resortted to calling me names intead of typing coherenet sentences and attempting to make an actual point. I am correct. You are incorrect. I am not a complete fool, I am completely correct. My 8th grade English teacher is not embarassed for me. That doesn’t even make sense, something you are very very consistent with. I do know how to spell basic words and my syntax and structure is 100% correct, while your trolling is consistent and still isn’t replying to any part of this topic or adding anything coherent to this discussion. You’ve accelled at calling people names and then incorrectly correcting people while making yourself looking more and more ignorant and common. You’ve still failed to move along, but successfully copied my words again to make yourself feel better. Try very hard to keep moving along. You’ll get it one day.

          • Mark

            zzzz…zzz….”enstated”??…pure comedy Spock

          • Seth

            This has nothing to do with any previous reply, is incoherent and attempts to make no point. Irrelevant words add up to irrelevant sentences as you keep showing us time and time again. Continue moving along.

          • Mark

            words do not add. you are wrong. you are a fool. words to not form a point. you are wrong. again. you are ignorant. please move along. I cannot show “us” anything as we are not together. we do not exist. you are consistently wrong. you are an idiot. Please move along.

          • Seth

            Using the word as a word for accumulation is certainly correct. Your attempting now unsuccessfully to edit my posts? Now, intead of making a point regarding htis artcile, you have turned into an editor, and you are now finding it necessary to use your time by pointing out things you don’t undestand. These types of responses do not merit intelligent responses because there is no such way of doing this since you are so far beneath the realm of coherence, it isn’t possible to do so. You just stated “we do not exist” so now i’m inclinded to think that not only are you incoherent, not only do you make no points, not only are you spending all of your time on an unemployment comment section making fun of people calling them names likea 13 year old, not only are you then picking apart sentences for no reason, copying and pasting your own responses multiple times because you can’t think of what to say, making multiple accounts so you can reply to yourself… But you are terrible at all of this. You don’t understand these concepts and you are making a mokery of being a troll. A terrible troll is a tragic thing. You just don’t know what to say, or where to go, or what point to make. You have nothing but negativitiy to share and that’s all you can reply with. Never a point. Move along.

          • Mark

            run on sentences. incoherent. man.. you are pitiful…what is “mokery”??….there’s a website in one of your posts which can help you….Literal technique is all about picking apart. you are stupid. you offer nothing. you never make a point. you just pick apart sentences. Why don’t you just move along before you make yourself look even dumber.

          • Seth

            “run on sentences incoherent man”. You just used the word incoherent, in an incoherent sentence. Not only have you been a terrible troll but you really really are having trouble denouncing accusations that you are a troll. You seem to just respond by being more and more of a troll. Literal technique has nothing to do with “picking apart” This is the second sentence in this same reply that hasn’t made any sense and is continuing to not address the article written here in anyway. I have not needed to make a point in the last 40 or so replies because I have been replying to your incoherence and explaining how you’ve failed so much. I’ve made many points regarding this fact, as you can’t grasp this and need it to be stated multiple times before you move on. Why don’t I juve move along? I am concerned with this topic so I am here regarding that topic. The troll has just asked why I don’t move on from a topic that I came here for. The troll has come here to ruint he topic and has had 75+ responses as you can see by clicking his name above, that have had nothing to do with the topic. This troll will not stop talking about nothing and calling people names because this is all the common troll of today is capable of. I see he’s given up changing profiles because he knows we will just change ours too. He’s running out of ways to troll and is now resorting to copying and pasting his own words which make no sense, and going off on tangents trying ot make points about nothing. It’s sad to see trolls try to turn something around on someone who is correct, only to make themselves look more and more stupid. Move along.

          • Mark

            The more you write. the more errors you make. the more wrong you become. trolling is impossible because trolls don’t exist. you are wrong again. You are always wrong. you have no credibility. you offer no facts. I cannot copy and paste. you are wrong I have not given up anything. you are wrong. you are weak. I cannot look stupid. you are wrong. you offer nothing..

          • Seth

            The errors in my writing do not take away from the fact that I am getting across, therefore a typing error is not of concern. Your ignorance however is a problem for you. You’ve chosen to focus on typing errors because you litereally can’t understand what’s trying to be said if a tetter or two is wrong, and that’s part of the problem as well. You can’t read words, give intelligent responses, or make any points. It’s hard from time to time to respond to common failing trolls like you without making a few typing mistakes, luckily to the rest of the world, they just see your response and realize you’ve focused on typing errors intead of the point. More solid sociopathic behavior.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus……….

          • Mark

            …Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. … .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

      • kasia54

        And under Bush, BOEHNER ok’d it FIVE TIMES!!!!!

    • Eric Adams

      Dude your a flippin’ Idiot. Those unemployed people paid into it just like you pal. Get off of your GOP high horse and understand that not everyone gets to grow up wealthy. Have you ever been a temp? Have you worked for a business that fired more than they hired? Highly doubtful, so please do us all a favor and STFU. Thanks. :)

    • eddieknucks

      Ok sir. I am a wound care technician who has held that job for 20 years. Also I’m skilled at commercial roofing, laying asphalt and basic auto mechanics. Drove a high low at night while I was in school for wound care. Hospital was bought out by a larger company and my hours were cut to 16 a week. Then last year I was laid off all together with the promise to be recalled after restructuring. Now no one will hire because I’m over qualified or too old. As you can see, I’m skilled at multiple jobs so, your comment has no real merit.

      • John

        you’re subjective. Singular. You have no merit

        • eddieknucks

          Have you ever been laid off as an adult? If you have, then for how long. If you haven’t, you are speaking on something you know nothing about. The point I was trying to make is there are many out there like me who have multiple skills and still can’t get work. Most of us are not sitting on the couch waiting on a check. We’re sitting at our computers applying for jobs. Going to job fairs and doing odd jobs to get by.

          • Seth

            That’s exactly correct. He knows nothing and only exists to troll this website, so nothing coherent or correct will ever come out of his mouth. The only thing you can bet on from him is that he will continue to change his account to the names and profile pictures of those who’ve exposed him, while spewing incoherent setences as much as he can. He just doesn’t understand that he will never win, and I will respond to every single troll and make sure within that response is the truth about why he is failing at life, trolling, and making any coherent point, until he moves along. Respond to him in this way, and get ready to change your name and profile picture as he attempts to steal them, and then argue with his alt accounts to discredit your name. just respond to those accounts as well and explain why he is failing. He will move along.

          • Mark

            ….Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

        • Seth

          Those words are incoherent and do not make any sense regarding this topic. Again you have made no sense and effectively argued with yourself in front of everyone. Move along.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. …. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

      • kasia54

        David Flannagan loves to judge but has no solutions. Typical uneducated Faux News groupie.

        • John

          You have no facts. You are wrong. move along.

          • Seth

            They have plenty of facts, they are right, they will not move along. They will watch as you move along, or attempt to eventually.

          • Mark

            Again. There are no facts to see. you are blind. it’s one person. your syntax is inaccurate. you are wrong. Thus, you are wrong.. You offer no facts. Nothing.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus………..

        • John

          DF does not judge. You have no facts. You call yourself a bigot by your own words in past posts. is it better or worse to be a judge or be a bigot??

          • Seth

            David Flannigan does judge, Kasia has plenty of facts, They do not call themsevles a bigot, you are the only person who has stated that word and refered to someone else here. Your sociopathic tendancies are now putting words in your mind that people said, that were never even said. Not only that, you are actually believing these lies you are making up. You then ask a question that doesn’t make any sense, does not have bearing here, and is one you should ask and respond to yourself, pershaps with your other alt accounts. You haven’t moved along, why?

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus………

      • David Flannagan

        Sir

        Hard luck stories are like a-holes,every bodies got one. I love this one “i’m too over qualified to get a job”! If your so dam over qualified, then re-train for a new job. Let me guess- your too old to get re-trained.
        Sob stories and excuses, that’s all I hear out of the long term unemployed. You just want money to sit and do nothing. You’re like drug addicts. The drug the Democrats want you hooked on is government dependency. That’s why they keep pushing for this extension. The Republicans are trying to ween you off that drug. The Federal stimulus is over. The states are now solely responsible for your UI. So after 26 weeks of UI you are expected to either be working or on welfare. The choice is yours! Or you can just wait around for next big recession.

    • Pat Sue

      We need to send you to McDonald’s so you learn what life is really about.

    • Guest

      You must have employnent,otherwise you would know what your talking about. My wife after 10 tears was part of a 3000 worker lay off. 564 applications later not 1 call back.She has no record and never had to collect UI till now and people like you think your tax money is wasted on the lazy you said. If having a job means being a puto like you I’ll take your tax money.So keep paying in so I get paid,by the time you need it it’ll be gone

    • DL

      The GOP is going to be extinct soon regardless. You seem to like numbers so take a look at the numbers that make up the voting block of the GOP. Every year it declines. The have lost the youth vote, the minority vote, and women. It’s over. It’s like watching a boat sink very slowly, but you know it’s going under at some point. Just a matter of time.

    • kasia54

      Wait, so you think emergency unemployment was extended forever? So, you must not have been unemployed during the Great Depression, er, Recession (yeah, right). If you had, you would know the reality of the situation – not something you heard Uncle Rush’s fat face spout off or a ticker on Faux News — you would know that NO ONE has received EUI indefinitely — that everyone receiving had a beginning and an end — right? The beginning — laid off and collected from the state 26 weeks of unemployment (PAID INTO BY EMPLOYERS) and an extension of emergency unemployment (SIGNED TO EXTEND BY BOEHNER FIVE TIMES UNDER BUSH!!!) an added amount of weeks (depending upon the state’s unemployment rate). Someone is under the impression that EVERYONE who was on unemployment, RECEIVED 99 WEEKS! You guys are sooooooooooooo stupid! Boehner should show no loyalty to either party — his loyalty should be to the People — he is the Speaker of the House of Representatives — go get educated before you spout off your prejudiced hate.

      • John

        You are are wrong. you have no facts. move along.

        • Seth

          Kasia is correct, you are wrong, you do not know what a fact is, and according to all of your accounta and watching you troll yourself, I don’t even think you understand the point of an opinion, as you seem to contradict your own opinions as you argue back and forth with yourself regarding this issue. A true sociopath. You haven’t found the courage to move along yet I see. You will one day I promise.

          • Mark

            You have already been proven wrong so many times. you make no sense. you offer no facts. you offer nothing..You contradict yourself. You think you offer something. You offer nothing but errors.

          • Seth

            I have never been proven wrong one time, as I have never once stated anything that I have attempted to be proven right. This is the failure of your trolling. The only thing this account has been used for is to respond to your ttrolling. To show those who are paying attention that your atempt at trolling is ending up with you getting rolled time and time again and shown to everyone to be as ignorant as a pissed off 13 year old who can’t speak or type correctly, let alone make coherent points without repeating yourself over and over, resorting to stealing identities and calling people names. You are common. Nothing more or less. Just common and obvious and not good at what you are trying to do. So i will continue to respond until you are to tired of getting rolled time and time again, wasting peoples times, and failing and trolling. Move along.

          • Seth

            Never proven wrong once is what you meant. You spelled that wrong. I make only sense. I offer only facts. I offer everything that is needed for people to see who you are. I know what I offer and those who are reading this are laughing at how common you are how much you fail at trolling. Move along.

          • Mark

            trolls do not exist. you make no sense. you are wrong again. blogs do not laugh. they do not exist. You are wrong. you are silly. you have no credibility.

          • Seth

            Trolls do exist. You are the definition of a troll and if anyone reading this would like to know what a troll is, simply click the above commentors name, and read through his comments. This is an absolute perfect less on what a troll is and will be very educational to thousands of readers. The rest of your sentence is incoherent words again that aren’t regarding anything, or attempting to make any point, and as such do not warrant an intelligent response. Move along.

          • Mark

            definitions cannot produce a troll. you are weakening. you have no facts. you offer noting. You need other peoples’ help. you are weak. please move along.

          • Seth

            This reply is completly incoherent. You didn’t form a sentence or make any point so there is simply no way to respond to your ignorance. Someone with intelligence does not have a way to communicate with someone as ignorant as you. You don’t allow people to reply because the words you are using don’t go together. Just because you can type english words, doesn’t mean you should type random ones like you just did and smash them together and then copy what I say at the end and think youve done something. As you grow up little kid, you’ll realize that’s not how conversations work.

          • Mark

            You make no sense from one post to the next. you look so silly, child. I cannot smash words together. you are wrong. You do not know how conversations work. you are becoming even more infantile the more you post. keep it up. you are doing a great job.

          • Seth

            Every single word I have said has made sense to everyone but you. I understand that you have trouble making sense of your affliction and the fact that you can’t stop making no sense. My advice would be to move along since you don’t have anything important to say. I know exactly how conversations work, and I am simply responding to each of your incoherent sentences so you can know that I am actively engaged here and I will never stop responding to any of your bullshit ever. Not until you realize what you are doing and that you are doing nothing to help anyone. This lifestyle you have chosen is not acceptable to the masses of the world and you will understand that one day.

  • Fly200

    pipeline was shutdown so will be our EUC! Simple as that!

  • Garrett Daniels

    EUC will pass.

  • Kevin Sherf

    He can smoke in his office,because he has overlord status in this country. It’s good to be King.Can you say out of touch with his constituency?Is it apathy or conspiracy that spawned this government that is not of the people.Can we regain democracy or are we destined to remain slaves to this oligarchy?

    • BC Shelby

      …and here I thought smoking in public buildings was “verboten” and subject to a fine. Must be nice to be one of the “privileged”.

  • Tidore King

    Unemployment in the United States is not new but this “new
    unemployment figures” indicate that this is novel. Having said that the problem
    in the USA is 2 fold (a) that while the Republican Party recognizes that UI is
    necessary in this case, they will strongly resist it because it would be better
    if Americans are unemployed. This shows that the Democrats have done a bad job
    on the economy. That is the only reason and that shows the mentality of the
    Republican Party. The main focus is on winning the next elections regardless if
    the most important thing now is to help Americans who paid tax and through no
    fault of their own are unemployed. This is sad but true. Added to this is that
    the Republican Party are working for their Lobbyists (personally I believe that
    this is corruption recognized all over the world save the USA).

    Besides calling Americans “LAZY” and referring to a silly
    report written for this purpose-that unemployment benefits if given will be
    less incentive for people to go to work, the Republican Party has now given an
    ultimatum to the Democratic Party-that unless they approve the KEYSTONE
    PROJECT-that will benefit all the oil companies and flush monies to the
    lobbyists to pass on to the Republican Party-they will not approve the UI. This
    is because the oil pipeline will bring jobs….they don’t realize that much land
    of farmers/catttleowners will be affected and an environmental impact
    assessment shows damage to the environment. Besides all that the Republican
    Party equates human beings to corporate needs and the latter trumps! Human
    beings are not important but money is.

    Finally, the USA has very, very bad laws that deal with
    separation of employees from corporations. In fact there is NO LAW in the USA
    that regulates the contract of employment of US workers. This is shocking and
    rather uncivilized when you consider the rest of the world that has made
    “Contracts at will” illegal! There is a court that deal with domestic violence
    but not a court that deal with the employment contract-how strange in the 21st
    century we have such an archaic system. No wonder companies can hire and fire
    at will when their profits fall. That is ridiculous. This should be addressed
    if you don’t want unemployment. Change in industry is necessary-we cannot have
    an employee working as a contractor for years without benefits or security of
    employment. Contract work should be left to commercial contracts. Employment
    contracts deal with human beings and should not be categorized as commercial
    contracts like buying a house or painting an office. This must end.

    Politics has been manipulated to affect so many lives of
    hard working men & women. I hope that legislators will experience the pain
    and suffering of being unemployed one time in their lives-they have had it too
    good far too long.

  • zappacat

    Don’t they understand that 3 million unemployed means 3 or 4 times that are going hungry. There are usually more thaan one person per household, so 3 mil unemployed results in 9 million going homeless and hungry. Does the white house care? Obviously not as they were able to address te fact that they won’t be addressing the issue of having Justin Beiber deported, but not so much as one comment on Boehner punting, then vacationing. Justin Beiber is more important to our goverment than the millions of unemployed. How sad is that?

  • Pamela Lyon

    In my humble opinion the huge disconnect is that politicians are immune from any legislation they do or do not pass. They only pass legislation when it serves them and their political campaigns. Where is the motivation for them to have character and morals despite party affiliation when it affects millions but does not add to their pocket book? I do not believe this was what was intended in our constitution. A government “of the people, by the people, for the people”? Where did that go? To corporations who are now considered “people”. To congress who, once elected are basically royalty.
    Zappacat, your comments are spot on. Priorities. They can’t play well in the sandbox and my children would be in time out for that.

  • Impasto

    I am tired of being a pawn in this system of giving to the rich, and taking more from the poor. To hold desperately needy Americans hostage over this corruptly designed pipeline is nothing more than blackmail. Please, can we all throw these bums out of office, once and for all?

  • sjones

    One of many rejection letters and I hope the G.O.P staffers take this to their bosses. By the way this email was sent right after my phone interview. Lovely:-)

    April 15, 2014

     

    Dear ,

     

    Thank you for giving us an opportunity to review your background and qualifications for the  position in the Administrative And General Department at Tek of Health System. Your credentials, as well as those of other candidates, have been carefully reviewed. While your experience demonstrates credible accomplishments, we have either identified other candidates whose experience and qualifications more closely match our current requirements,  this position has been been or will be filled internally  the position has been withdrawn.

    You interest is appreciated. We encourage you to continue to review our posted career opportunities, and to apply for any for which you may be qualified.

    We wish you the best of luck in your professional endeavors. Again, thank you for considering employment opportunities with us.

    Sincerely,

     

    Recruiting & Employment Services

    • eddieknucks

      Looks like the one I got from U of Michigan hospital. Like they have a bunch prewritten and just send em out. Good luck out there.

    • Pamela Lyon

      Jones and Knucks,
      I have a full file of these form written rejections letters. I use Startwire to track all of my job activity, applications, interviews and follow up. They actually track my applications and show not just which I have been turned down for or am not being pursued for but why. The job was canceled, not filled, not going to be filled or filled internally. 75% of the jobs were closed.
      A recruiter actually emailed me last week requesting that I provide my college graduation date. I have had potential employers get around that by asking that I take a picture of my diploma stating they could not reach the registrar’s office. It is brutal out there and business has no incentive to hire talented and experienced professionals because they will and do hire no one or they hire someone at half and half the age with the perception that they are healthy and will cost less to insure.
      I struggled and fought hard to get a job in my field out straight out of college. That is expected for the most part. But now, at our prime we are being discriminated against for our age and for fiercely looking for work in a market that places no value on us. Congress and our government places no value on us.
      Fortunately, I do not place my self worth in the hands of the politicians. Nor should any of us.

      • JustinBailey

        Wow. Startwire is worlds ahead of what the state of Texas requires unemployed job seekers to use. Thanks for the info! :)

  • MarineOutOfWork

    so he can smoke?….THE WORLD IS LAUGHING AT THE U.S….myself included…talk about a wuss…JESUS!!!!!

  • John

    What’s good for Nevada is good for the Nation. fact. Umm…I better check my pond for turtles. when did Nevada run the country??…I see native Americans laughing somewhere..maybe if the BLM got Bundy liquored up and then gave him some beads it would have have went smoother. don’t be surprised when yer standing in line for your handouts if there is a fully automatic weapon pointed at you..

    • Seth

      No one said Nevada ran the country. Your dillusions are taking you over. You do not see Native Americans laughing somewhere. More dillusions. the rest of your sentence has no point, addresses nothing and is completely incoherent drivel which is normal for our posts at this point. You seem very frustrated that you can’t seem to figure out how to move along.

      • Mark

        Once again.. you have many spelling errors. I can’t be “dillusional”. that is not a word. You make no sense. you are wrong. you offer nothing. you are laughable. Move along. I am control you.

  • John

    The cool thing about passing EUC?? killing a couple birds with one stone..1).its the democrat version of a “jobs creation bill”..so…that pacifies the GOP..Its Obama’s new shovel-ready job creation initiative. 2) now…you can go buy food like potato chips, MacDonald’s, buy lattes, candy, finally get the Xbox 360, newest cellphone gizmo…you know..good budget decisions….its a pump primer ala FDR..

    • Seth

      All of your points are false and based on nothing. More trolling attempts gone bad. One day youll go back to either read or delete your trolls and wish you had spent that time learning what the truth was instead of not moving along like everyone keeps telling you to do.

      • Mark

        All points are true. your ignorance blinds you. you offer no facts. you offer nothing. trolls do not exist. trolls are myth. Thus, there is no trolling. You live in a mythical world. You are wrong. you make no sense.

  • Advocate

    Contact John Boehner’s office and discuss the issues with him or his secretary. Our GDP has been affected to the tune of 7Billion dollars due to the hold placed on this program.

    3Million cut off with another 75,000 added every week. This program is crucial and needs to be re-implemented.

    John Boehner:
    Phone: (202) 225-0600

    • kasia54

      They know this already (CBO’ report) and they don’t really care.

      • John

        CBO does not state. It does no research. It dispenses info given to it by the Lying King. you are wrong. move along

        • Seth

          No, that entire sentence is false, so move along would be referring to oyu, since thats what I said to you first. You can’t repeat what I said and think its original or that we will listen. You need to move on because you are so incorrect and mad that you can’t form coherent words anymore. You should realize this. It’s causing you a lot of frustration right now. Move along square. You’ve failed this time arond at trolling.

          • Mark

            There are multiple sentences. can you count??..they are all correct. You look foolish. You are failing. You have no facts. You supply and offer nothing. Move along. You have several spelling and linguistic errors. you have no credibility. Have you heard of spell-check??…you have lost all credibility. Move along. You are wrong. Fact. Trolls are myths. Fact. trolls do not exist. fact. thus one cannot troll. you are foolish. you are wrong. move along..

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus……..

      • John

        You have called yourself a bigot in your writings. is it better to know the CBO statements or be an uneducated, ingnorant sober bigot??

        • Seth

          They have not called themselves bigots in their writings. The rest of your sentence doesn’t make any sense and has nothing to do with the topic.

          • Mark

            Its singular. not plural. you are embarrassing yourself and your 8th grade English teacher. You make no sense and wrong. move along

          • Seth

            You spelled it’s wrong. You also didn’t capitalize the next sentence. There is nothing embarassing aobut making sure people realize that they can’t type correctly and that they constantly make incoherent points. This needs to be said so you, the troll can eventually see how ignorant they are and move along, as to relieve alot of people who have actual issues and would like real dialogue on it. Nothing here has anything to do with anyones English teacher. This point makes no sense and has nothing to do with this topic again. You’ve continued to make points and troll instead of moving along. I have never made anything but correct truthful points as these readers can see, as you copy my words, repeat what I say, and then act like you are original as you copy profiles and names. You have been uncovered and are common and have nothing but negativity to bring ot this world. You haven’t moved along yet, you’ve continued to troll. You haven’t learned anything, as you ignorance and consistant ill will keeps you from this. Try very very hard and eventually you’ll be able to leave and continue being miserable elsewhere. Keep trying to move along, you’ll get it.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian…. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus……..

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

  • REDJI

    Johnny: Tell ‘em HELL no, we won’t go….down that path any longer. Time for the Democrats to own the NO JOBS Program their President has been shoving down our throats for FIVE YEARS…..Picking winners and losers and regulations, are not the way the Free Market operates…..The people have spoken………

    • KriyaYoga

      time for you nuts to quit lying!!!!!!!!!!

      your do nothing obstructionist Nuts, have slowed everything that produces jobs. you pic defines your mentality!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • REDJI

        What have YOU been smoking? Oh, that’s right, the same stuff YOUR president smokes…..Got ya…….You’re just another head-up-their-keister Progressive…..Well, we AIN’T progressing and your people are headed for the door in 2014 and 2016….>HAHAHAHAHAHA

        • JustinBailey

          you say smoking like it’s a bad thing. Washington state and Colorado have created jobs and brought in significant tax revenue over “that same stuff the president is smoking”. so which is it? are you for jobs, economic growth, and american people or against all of the above?

          • REDJI

            Why stop with Pot and Gambling? Legalize prostitution, sell licenses for murder, let’s have public hangings and sell tickets…..Yeah, your way takes us down the road that Ancient Rome took…Didn’t work out too well for them.

          • JustinBailey

            You know something? You are absolutely right. Alcohol prohibition was an overwhelming success. Prostitution ruined Europe. As for murder, defense spending is at record lows. Nobody had been murdered in ages.

            Any other nuggets of wisdom for the audience?

        • kasia54

          Just smoking and drinking along with Mr. Boehner —

          • John

            you have no facts. You are wrong. Move along

          • John

            Is it better to drink and smoke or be a bigot??

          • Seth

            That question has nothing to do with anything, or this topic and is another countless trolling attempt for no reason.

          • Mark

            Trolls do not exist. they are myth. Thus, there is no trolling. you are wrong. you offer no facts. you are laughable..move along.

          • Seth

            Trolls exist and this is a response to one. You are not a myth you are a very bored and unoriginal 13 year old sitting behind your keyboard being bad at it. Thus has not been used correctly here, and that was a nice touch to show how stupid you are. I offer only facts and any laugh that comes from these words would be comeing from you, a sociopath, the only type of person who would laugh as people suffer from ignorance regarding the topic at hand that you refuse to offer any insight on, only name calling and failed trolls. I won’t ever leave. I will never stop responding to every single sentence you write. You will not win. Your trolls are tired and they don’t even offer trolls anymore. You are now only capable of calling people names instead of commenting on the topic of this article. You can’t move along, so you will just keep failing at life.

          • Mark

            OMIGOD!!. you actually stooped to the “bored 13 year old “gig??..you crack me up…you snapped..the paragraph above is hilarious!!…you offer no facts. you never offer facts. you Are wrong. thus, you are a liar.

          • Seth

            It’s OMG, not OMIGOD. That’s something a little angry child would say. I didn’t stoop anywhere, I have simply read your responses and they have matched up perfectly with words that a child would say, as I have heard children use the logic you are using in your replies. If this is news to you, than you simply are as ignorant as i’ve been letting people know, and it’s just more and more apparent. You just said that I crack you. None of this has been funny and this topic also is not comical at all. Real people are in trouble and these comments are supposed to be regarding getting those people the help they need. You’ve not only spread your ill will but find happiness in the misery of others. Proof of a true sociopath who can’t help themselves and is in depserate need of help. I state only facts, as I am not a troll as the thousands of readers can read my comments and see quite clearly. I have nothing to lie about, and you don’t even know what you are referring to when stating that I am a liar. You can’t just call someone a liar and then put a period at the end of the sentence and think people will agree with you. That’s not how life works. Life would then come back and call you a troll, and people would then see you for what you are, whcih they are seeing clearly now. Move along.

          • Mark

            All is very funny. you are funny. I cannot spread anything. you are wrong. will cannot be ill. it doe not get sick. you are wrong. others are not in misery. you have no facts. you are wrong again. you always end up being wrong. please move along.

          • Seth

            Nothing I have said is funny. You are gathering comedy from a topic that has nothing funny about. The rest of your reply is you reitterating your ignorance by repeating the same words that denote you as being as ignorant of a troll as you are. You have failed to make a point once again and have failed again at trolling. Move along.

          • Seth

            Trolls do exist, they are not a myth and they do exactly what you did here, as you are trying to (and failing) to mimic one by copying and pasting your own replies to actual responses to you trolls, because you can’t do anything but copy and paste at this point. This is what you are reduced to troll. Copy and paste all day until you think youve responded to every actual response to your trolls. You will never win. If you can’t offer actual facts, and you want to keep trolling here, you will never get the last word. You can not win, and all you will ever offer us is your ill will and ignorance and name calling. Thousands will see this. You are nothing but a common troll who can’t even troll correctly. You’ve failed. Move along.

          • Mark

            Trolls do not exist. you live in a fantasy world. You do not exits. I do not exist. you are getting terribly upset over non-existence. Is poverty starving your brain?..starving for EUC??..well..you have along time to wait. you are wrong. you have no credibility. move along.

          • Seth

            Trolls do exist. The rest of your response has nothing to do with any previous reply and as such does not merit an intelligent response. I invite all reader to click on the above commentors name and read each of his posts. Watch as he spreads false information, calls people names, trolls truthful comments, trolls real people with real problems looking for real help. Watch as his attitude towards the truth comes to light and you see how he disregards it and throws it away like trash and keeps on trolling over and over. This is what happens when ignorance and anger take over someone who doesn’t have any point but can’t move along because that same ignorance holds them here, so they can consistantly and constantly prove how sociopathic they are.

        • KriyaYoga

          you are about as credible as the pig in the auto ads, except he is a lot smarter. keep laughing, that is all you have going.

    • JustinBailey

      you can’t teach stupid. it just comes naturally. here is a history lesson.

      http://www.cfr.org/world/bush-administrations-outsourcing-disaster/p6781

  • Annie Kiser

    Why doesn’t MARK KIRK ever speak up about bill 3979 he co-sponsored?. IL has 8.7% jobless rate, tied for 2nd in nation. 158,000 IL LTU experiencing repos, utility shutoffs, hunger, evictions and hopelessness. We needed help FOUR MONTHS ago!

    • kasia54

      Well, because Mark Kirk sponsored that bill to shut us Illinoisan’s up! He doesn’t want to extend it in Illinois!

      • David Flannagan

        Tha’ts good to know. He didn’t shut you up , did he?

        • Seth

          No.

  • Annie Kiser

    Politically, Americans are apathetic…until govt policy HARMS them. And 3 million of us are hurting big time now. I will move heaven and earth to campaign against all the GOP who obstructed EUC legislation, and all DEMS who didn’t do enough to push it though.

  • Diane M. Hanson

    I thought there was NO Smoking in federal buildings? Is John Boehner an exception?

  • henryblake403

    So then, take away John’s cigarettes, and he becomes Adolf Hitler? This is the same guy who for months obstructed any measure to extend the benefits. All of a sudden, Harry Reid says “what a nice guy.” NICE GUY? 2.7 million Long term Unemployed, and all we have is this insanity of meeting in John’s office “so he can smoke.” And, who smokes in federal buildings, anyway? WTF is going on? There certainly is no end to the madness. These are the ones running the country…All hope is lost.

    • kasia54

      Don’t forget henryblake403, Boehner is also drunk on the job. Where can I get a six figure salaried (well, without all the billion-dollar payoffs) position where I can ignore the people who gave me the job (his boss – We, the People), smoke (get my health insurance and life insurance paid for by my boss) and be drunk on the job?

      • John

        You are wrong. You have no facts. move along..

        • Seth

          They are right, they ahve plenty of friends, and you are the one who should move along since that reply didn’t add anything to this conversation of Merit, and instead mimiced a 12 year old. Continue moving along.

          • Mark

            How do you spell mimicked??…you are wrong. try again. you have no merit. No credibility.

          • Seth

            You are asking a question that can be answered using dictionary.com. Please stop using this forum. It is used for serious readers going through a terrible time in this countries history. Credibility in your mind is not worth having, as your mind is one of pure ignorance and hate, as your words show. Move along troll, you aren’t welcome.

          • Mark

            I suggest you use that website. You are not a serious author or reader. forums can not be used. They are not a tool. thus, no one uses forums. you are wrong again. trolls do not exist. They are myths. you are the ignorant one believing in trolls against all facts showing they don’t exist. You have no facts. Please. move along.

          • Seth

            I will never take a siggestion from someone who is a known ignorant troll who spends his time spreading ill will across the internet for no reason. I never claimed to “be a serious author or reader” but now I suppose since oyu like to put words in peoples mouths I should be clear. I am a serious reader and everything single thing I have written I have been serious about. You are incorrect twice here. Only twice so far in this response for oyu, so thats pretty good, normally your incorrect 5 to 6 times per response. Trolls exist, and as one, you are sitting there saying they don’t exist, trolling. Your showing the definition of something and in that sentence saying they don’t exist. As I’ve responded the last 7 times you’ve written that, yes, they do exist, you are one, a failed one that can’t make a point to save his life. You never made any point regarding this article and still can’t. The rest of your response is more of your common incoherence. Move along.

          • Mark

            you are wrong. trolls do not exist. trolls are not ignorant. they do not exist. you are wrong again. you are fascinated with mythical entities. you are wrong. you are repeating the same errors. you are weak. you are wrong.

          • Seth

            I am not wrong. If what you have gathered from my response is that I am wrong, than you are a sociopath as my other 80+ posts have proven. Nothing you have said is anyhting new and therefore doesn’t merit an intelligent response because you have now proven you can’t read correctly or gather any facts when they are presented to you. A slow sociopath, but a sociopath nonetheless.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus………

          • Mark

            What’s a “siggestion”?…what a dumba$$…Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..!!!

      • John

        You have no facts. but you are a bigot. it has been written. is it better or worse to be a drunk on the job or spreading bigotry??… How does it feel to be a sober bigot??

        • Seth

          Having no facts “but” you are a bigot. That sentence implies that even though people are bigots, they should simply have facts. do you realize how terrible you are at forming sentences? Don’t you know how imporant it is, as a troll, to be able to properly type a sentence? You at least want people to know your trolling, so you have to be able to type slick. You’ll get it one day. Move along for now.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

  • The Crying Boozer Tangerine

    So 3 million Americans have to wait another 5 months being homeless so Boehner can keep getting his booze and nicotine. Great. RETIRE YOU PIECE OF S#iT!

    • Mark

      F-Off..you lazy dead a$$…Crying Gravy train!!..

      • The Crying Boozer Tangerine

        Give me your insurance money! It’s mine!

  • Dixie

    Lets make them (Congress) all unemployed or as many as possible. We need everyday type of people in there that have real problems and live lives like anyone else. Who makes these clowns think they know how to run the country any better than anyone else….just because they are RICH and bored out of their wits so they run for office and play their games ruining most peoples lives.

  • atila

    the vacation package the congress have is amazing.. they are on recess all year around and the welfare package they have is more amazing.. we pay for their healthcare and college for their kids… niceeeeeee

  • Lynn

    Someone earlier in a post on here said they wondered how many had already crossed the line I guess in losing everything and being basically homeless? Well my husband and I have crossed that line!!!! Between us both we have worked around 45 years, paid our taxes, law abiding citizens etc…….. to only be losing everything we have both worked for all these years!!!! We are both middle aged and are having a difficult time finding work again. We are now living day to day in a not so nice MOTEL, I will say I’m thankful we aren’t living out of our cars yet! There are so many that are living in shelters, on friends or families couches and YES in their cars!!!!! GOP YOU ARE DISGUSTING!!!! NOTHING GOES UNSEEN I CAN PROMISE YOU THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JustinBailey

      I feel your pain. Packing up what I have left as we speak. Hang in there.

    • Lindsay

      Just a thought here, but ever considered moving to a different country? Singapore has excellent import/export, excellent education system and the cost of living is low while the pay is high. I think there comes a point when you have to ask yourself, ” Does my loyalty lie with my country anymore? The same country that has so much control that they can steal from me, deplete my savings account, all while they go on a 2 week trip to London in a jet that we paid for”?

  • jblevins

    I just had to decide with my wife whether we could splurge and get Del Taco for supper. We like the shrimp taco. We are being responsible with what little money we have left. We are as lean as we can be. We are going to start using our credit cards next month and save the cash for the mortgage. This time has made us lean and brought our costs down. I just can not believe the republicans AND the the democrats are allowing this issue to be used as a politcal football. Shame on them. Anyway, we are going to spend the money on some Del Taco instead of eating chicken for the fourth time this week. The kids deserve it and frankly so does she. I just never thought that two educated, experienced adults with a mortgage would have to think about fast food like its a luxury. The stats for the long term unemployed are we are leaving the work force. They should track how many are leaving the voting pool. Before you judge me for not having a job or tell me to go to Dubai to get one, imagine I am your brother or friend or someone you know who works hard and then tell me. I am not a lesser citizen because I need assitance. I am an American Father with two wonderful sons who is no longer too proud to ask for help. Please help us, help us all. What the hell do you think you are doing?

    • Lynn

      jblevins, I know how you feel!! My husband and I especially like Del Taco on Tuesdays ” TACO TUESDAY” It’s been uplifting to be able to have an outlet and vent how we that are unemployed are feeling right now, keep your head up because I just know brighter days are coming!!:)

    • A1 Customer 4

      well for me, eating hamburger from wendy’s became a luxury too. Unemployed for over a year and half now.

  • Pat Sue

    If all of Congress would get together to donate all their money expect for $35,000 for them to live on for the year and put the rest in the unemployment fund, then maybe the people wouldn’t have to go through all of this red tape to try and survive. I wonder how many of them could survive on that income. Many people have worked very hard all their life to have something like this happen, it’s just a d**m shame.

  • Kitty Mitchell

    How does the senate or congress ever get anything accomplished when they take vacations every other week???

    • Lynn

      That’s their plan not to get anything done, it’s a stand off to see who will fold first!! It’s disgusting!!

      • Layla

        America keeps sending THE SAME PEOPLE back to Congress decade after decade expecting different results. If you want different results you need a new President and a new Congress. This one is killing this country.

        • Seth

          That is not the only soluton. It’s the solution of someone who’s given up since that is not an option or something that can happen right now. Wake up.

          • Mark

            Layla is not asleep. thus, she can not wake up. You have no facts. you are wrong. Your sentences make no sense. you are a fool. you are wrong. move along.

          • Mark

            Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

        • erick

          Read the German sociologists Robert Michels 1911 book on Political Partys. He coined the term the IRON LAW OF OLIGARCY. Any large organization must create a bureaucracy to maintain its efficiency as it becomes larger. This results in the centralization of power in the hands of the few who will use all means to preserve and further increase their power.

  • Cheryl Thomas

    We have been given a chance to see it face to face what changes need to be made this year during the elections forget the status quote look carefully at the issues and then make your choice.

  • Brian

    Will this include a 5 month extension from June to November?(Being that May 31st is on its way) I hope for retro, but I also hope for an extension as well.(No luck whatsoever finding employment)

  • Mena

    He smoke a lot because his nerds is bad and he is not living right . What he have done to God People he need to be a shame of his self ! People are losing there home that is the worst thing beside a love one to have to go threw .I love and trust and have faith in Jesus are Savior that he see, no and has a plan to what is going on and the way things have been going on with this so call Government. God is going to bring the rath down on it all .Just keep on doing what y’all are doing and just see what he is working up. Its not right how the Government has been doing his people in this world .All of you place your hand on a bible and told the heavenly Father what you where going to do for his people and its been all lies .And he is very up set with how his world” not y’all world”but his world . Is being run .Do they really take time out to thank who created this earth , Y’all all in that white house should have fare of the savior of what he can do .Do they pay attention to what he has allow too happen on his earth . I fell so sad to how I help some of them get put in a place by voting them in to break down my only Savior world but there is nothing to big or hard that he cant repair or fix !!!! Because he is that bad like that . He is in control and when we think he is doing nothing .Just no that is when he is really work because he never sleep or take for grant how his people are being treated . Remember Paul in the Bible .His name was Saul until God deliver him . Amen !

  • Mena

    HE NEEDS TO KNOW HOW HE GOT HIS JOB .PEOPLE WHO VOTE HIM IN THAT CHAIR SIT IN ALL THEM THAT HAVE ONE AND I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT HIS KIYCHEN OR DINNING ROOM CHAIR OKAY !!!

    • erick

      The Koch brothers have Boehner exactly where they need him to do their bidding.

  • ReadAboutJesus InQuran

    What kind of miserable government system we have where I feel John Boehner is the President. Americans are begging this guy to cooperate including the president. I would think twice before calling Obama the most powerful president in the world. How can he be when he can’t pass a law that includes basic necessities for the American people.

    • Layla

      WRONG. Both sides are at fault. How many jobs bills have been passed by both houses? Can you tell me that?

    • DJMiles

      When did you Obama begging him about unemployment? He had several meetings with Boehner and never even mentioned it.

  • YONATAN C

    When will the senate finally pass the much needed unemployment extension bill in the senate, for the more than two million families that were affected by the loss of benefits late last December? For more than four months now, the Republican senate has dragged their feet, and has made delay after delay to postpone passing the bill, in the hopes of making it just go away. In the mean time, these millions of families have been ruined financially, having been evicted from their homes, having their homes foreclosed upon, having to file personal bankruptcy, and being made homeless. These workers had worked many years in their jobs, and have paid into the system, believing help would be there for them if ever they needed it. However, they’ve been made to feel like social leaches, and social parasites, for asking for what they’ve already paid into from their weekly pay. While the congress quickly passed a foreign aid package for the Ukraine, worth billions of tax payer’s dollars, nothing has been passed to help these struggling families on a total verge of economical collapse, facing homelessness for lack of income to pay their living expenses. These millions of families have been used my the political parties as “political leverage”, and as “bargaining chips” to further one another’s political agendas. These people are not lazy or unwilling to work. The majority are older Americans with families to support, and mortgages to pay. These people have worked all of their lives and just happen to find themselves in one of the worst recessions in many years. How can the Republican party claim to represent “family values”, while making every effort to kill the extension bill that would help these families in the senate? I hope that the American people will have our own ” American Spring” like in other countries, and take back our country from these self-promoting, self-righteous, ego=filled, career politicians. We need to bring back the ” public servant” back into fashion once again. These politicians in Washington have totally become out of touch with common people which makes up 99 percent of this country. Shame on the Republicans for causing so much grief and pain to these millions of families without unemployment benefits. The American voters will not forget that in the 2016 elections

    • Layla

      You cut and paste rather well. Just read this a few minutes ago. This administration’s policies continue to kill more jobs everyday while you blame the Republicans. We need JOBS not excuses. The American people who are paying your unemployment will not pay it indefinitely.

  • disqus_vFDhZgzAr7

    If I’m not mistaken our previous employers paid for unemployment while we were working for them, SO why is it such a big deal to give us what is OURS???? Where does the money go if not to pay us when we are let go????

    OH wait is that why congress doesn’t want to approve it? Cause it’ll take away from them????

    • Layla

      No, you take it away from the American people. That’s who is paying for your unemployment.

      • DerekJR321

        Really? Can you show me where your taxes went up to support the unemployed? Can you point to a single cent that has come out of your pocket? The truth is you have no idea where the taxes you pay go. But people like you sure love saying dumb stuff like “the American people pay for your unemployment”.

        • Mark

          Yes. States are raising taxes on gasoline to pay for EUC. State tax returns are also being manipulated as far as your standard deduction increasing your tax liability. That’s just a couple of examples. You have no facts. you don’t know “jack”…just a freeloader with his hand out. Move along, lazy freeloader.

          • DerekJR321

            Wow.. talk about making stuff up. They are manipulating the pension taxes that companies pay. Raising gas taxes? Give me a break. Try coming up with something a little more realistic. No.. your just another one of those rednecks who think everyone who’s lost a job is a freeloader. Talk about no facts. Did you pull every example you spewed out of your rear end? Never mind.. don’t answer that…. its quite obvious. Move along troll.

          • Joy Palardy Barby

            Yup, he’s a true Fu*ktard!

          • Mark

            you are wrong. You live in a fantasy world of cartoon characters. Paying taxes to pay back loans are not cartoons. If I cut/pasted a cartoon of a purple, talking raccoon, do they exist??…Actually, watch the animated movie , Pocahontas, there is a purple talking raccoon. In your world, it is real. you are obsolete as a person. A drain on society. the herd needs to be culled to strengthen the vitality of the herd. Move along.

          • Mark

            You are wrong. You know nothing about the 3 types of legislation. Authorizing, Appropriations and Entitlement legislation. You are speaking about the opposite end of the process. You need to educate yourself. FUNDING the EUC Extensions is what you are talking about. Not PAYING FOR EUC. Once FUNDED by the means you speak of. The monies are moved to the Dept of labor. The States’ request the FUNDs from the DOL. The DOL LOANS the monies to the States’. The States’ have to pay back the loans later on at a interest rate TBD. This is why NC no longer request EUC funds because of the massive loan debt repercussions. Educate yourself. free yourself..Move along, fool. Enjoy paying hidden taxes for the next 25-30 years impsed by your Styate on you to pay for the freeloaders.

          • Joy Palardy Barby

            Fu*ktard!

          • Mark

            Again. if you didn’t have a cunt$$..no one would talk to you.

          • Mark

            Only one person uses such language. He exposes himself by patterns of speech. The fictional character you call a troll and believe in goes by many usernames…. KD..Sebastian….marcus…Batholomew and Derek….Truth….You know see all usernames as “Guest”..

      • erick

        The 1% takes it away from the 99% by outsourcing jobs overseas. That is where the 1% invests their excess income in order to reap the greatest return. This can be changed thru legislation and regulation.

  • mom46mom

    Make the unemployment extension plan of 2013, the tiered levels extension permanent. Think of it as disaster relief. When a state’s unemployment hits a level in the tiered benefits extension plan it is automatic. How much has been wasted in paying the house and Senate to do this every year. How much do they get paid per day. The COB has said this is good policy. a stimulus at the bottom of the economy. Stop holding the unemployed hostage to politics. Jobs creation programs needs to be reviewed and properly applied to the entire country not as a tack on for specific projects to fit a political agenda.

    • Layla

      I think it’s time we all know how much has been paid out so far. We cannot continue to do this for years. We don’t have the money. This relief is being paid by the few who still have jobs. It cannot go on indefinitely. We need JOBS.

      • DJMiles

        Get a life….do you not have anything better to do then go from 1 story about unemployment to another posting ridiculous comments? If your worried about the budget Google $900,000,000,000 farm bill and post away.

      • erick

        Why does the congress have the money to give 50 billion in tax breaks to corporations that outsource jobs overseas? But it does not have the money to pay 5 billion to the long term unemployed. Yes we do need jobs. Federal letters of credit should be used to finance infrastructure projects, rather than be used to bail out wall street derivative gambling side bets. Congress should go on paying the 99 weeks extended unemployment benefits until we have a better job market. Wall street financial transactions can be taxed to raise the necessary funds. IT IS TIME TO THROW THE MONEY LENDERS OUT OF THE TEMPLE OF OUR SOCIETY. Pass senate bill 1282 the “21st century Glass-Steagall act”, and house resolution 129 the “Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2013″. This will separate legitimate commercial banking from speculative financial banking. A differential interest rate can be established, 3% for loans that will enable constructive economic activity, and 22% for loans for speculative activity. A tax penalty can be assed for outsourcing jobs overseas, and a tax credit for creating jobs in the USA.

  • Zenny Marvell

    After working for 25 years for somebody else I decided it was time for a change, trading was the answer for me because I need to work from home. I say stop working for somebody else and make your own money .Check out the website Gold Trading Academy, just Google them you should be able to find them, these guys are really doing it right and make you wonder why everybody isn’t like them.

  • http://johnnyangel10.WordPress.com John Collignon

    It pacifies him ! Reid is such a worm. This is the guy you love to bully in grammar school and now he’s getting revenge on real men, not that I like girlyman Boehner,but he’s better than Hoary. Enjoy your retirements gentlemen !!

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    The worse cheaters currently in our country, are the politicians who have cheated the more than two million unemployed workers out of their extended unemployment benefits since last December. These politicians such as John Boehner, not only have cheated these poor unemployed families of their benefits, but have ruined their credit and financial lives in the process. These people have worked all of their lives, believing that the taxes being taken out of their weekly paychecks, may one day benefit them should they become unfortunately unemployed due to lay offs and downsizing. However after their 26 weeks were finished, they were left hung out to dry by the republican senators. Although billions of tax payer’s dollars recently was approved for the Ukraine, these families have received nothing but delay after delay, and promises after promises. Many of these families have lost their homes, have been evicted from their apartments, have become bankrupt, and homeless, While the politicians continue to play their “party politics” and using these families as bargaining chips and political leverage. It’s sad that the victims of the recession, which largely was the fault of the greedy banking and airline industries, amongst other large corporations, are made to feel that they’re asking for something that they really don’t deserve, such as financial help to support their families until they can find proper work again. Why does it seem that the government can always find the money to bailout companies, and for foreign aid, and personal raises, but not to help the most needy Americans in our country? We’re now going into 5 months of waiting and hoping for help to arrive in the form of an extension bill passing in the senate, and the Republicans are still not wanting to help these families. They have become so out of touch with the reality of the 99 percent of us in this country, that they have no clue of the amount of pain and damage that’s been caused with each passing day, week, and month that the extension isn’t passed for these families. My only solace is that in the next election in 2016, these millions of broken and hurt Americans will use their voting rights to vote all of these career politicians out from office for good. We need to bring back “public servants, not “public masters”

  • Guest

    can you help a brother out?

  • Lynnette Fallert Baker

    May he choke on his next drag of his cigarette!

  • DJMiles

    It safe to say that their will be no extension…Congress seemed to be close to working out a deal with the approval or disapproval deadline for phase 3 of the keystone pipeline next Friday Democrats were open to attaching the pipeline to the unemployment extension to guarantee its package in the house .Obama however stepped in on and shut that down.His reason being that large groups who oppose the pipeline are major campaign contributers…Their donations and votes are crucial this November in the attempts of maintain the majority in the Senate.To avoid to much media coverage he chose Easter to announce he’s delaying the decision on keystone until after November so g guess he’s been lying when he said 4 1/2 months ago that extending unemployment is his top priority.

  • Moshika

    I often wonder if this “Boehner” who seems to dictate the lives of the Senate, house and of course the President — is the reason why he wishes NOT to extend benefits? Perhaps — it is because there is not “enough” money in it for him to make our lives worth the effort we put into it.
    Realistically speaking, it is money and power that control; the average and below average individuals who have NO control simply because we, have been trained to step-back and be beat down by those in power and with money including those that buy out power for control. I will never understand how greed, control and power makes a person feel like they are some form of God, of course, there is heaven and hell — which of the “H’s” control the outcome?

    • TheCarCzar

      Nailed it. Simply a license to steal. Makes the “LBJ Bobby Baker scandal”(Google it) look like a Saint!

  • Judith Mentkowski

    I am 61 soon to be 62 in a little over 2 months. I have worked all of my life and was never one to hop from one job to another. I have been laid off twice in the 40 plus years being in the workforce. In 2006 after working for a company for over 22 years it closed its doors. I went back to school and went back to work in 2007 where I work until mid Sept of 2013. I have sent my days applying online for positions. Mailing out resumes, signing up at temp agencies, calling staffing companies and told to go to their web sites and sign up. I have a log book of every position I have applied for and I can tell you right now it’s well over 1,300. I have a few interviews and many phone interviews where I have been told by both they recieved hundreds of applications for the positions. I am willing to take anything to work and I get wow you have a great work record but your over qualified. I have never been this far down in the barrel in my life. I have never had to ask for help. Last Monday I recieved my last unemployment check. I know some think that if you extend the unemployment it is letting people get money for doing nothing. I have had to go on food stamps. I’m on ACCHS for the first time in my life so I can get medical help. Next Monday I am calling to get help with my rent and ulitities. Or I could be out on the streets. I just want the extendion to take a little relief and stress while I seek employment. Let Congress try living on $240.00 a week. They have been kicking this around for months and each month more people stop getting any help. When they put up the stats on unemployment are they counting the ones that stop getting recieving their unemployment checks?

  • Georgia Bronson Becker

    Boehner said he punted UI extensions over to the president – GREAT but the president will be on his way to ASIA and nothing will get done! I can’t keep going to my churches food pantry because I now don’t have enough gas and I can’t handle walking 5 miles to the grocery store because of COPD. I WANT TO WORK,, I WANT TO EAT!!!!!

    • DerekJR321

      Boehner is just making excuses to not do his job. Senate passed the bill. It is now up to the House to put it to a vote. Frankly Obama has to do nothing but sign it when it passes. Boehner is just an incompetent idiot.

      • Mark

        All the Lying Marxist King has to do is declare a National emergency and then issue an executive order. Why doesn’t the Lying Marxist King do so?..Unemployment is not a problem. Lazy, free-loading people are the problem. The unemployed are a drain on the States’ budgets. The herd needs to be culled to protect the vitiality fo the herd. Unemployment claims are at pre-recession levels. time for the pig in the python to process through. the far majority are simply sitting on their butts waiting for the SSI kicking in. Why are courts buried with SSD applications?…move along.

  • Jodie Mcgruer

    I’m so glad that Boehner was able to smoke. While our hopes go up in smoke. You’re a butt Boehner. The unemployed have to wait to pay their bills as you sit in your office & smoke. We keep trying to get jobs & hope that our unemployment will get extended as we watch our hopes go up in smoke. Thank you so much for not caring about us.

  • biggin

    They are right, they have plenty of facts. There is no lying king. He can not issue an executive order for EUC, this is common sense. You have now proven once again you are wrong and can’t help but be misinformed and then defend your falsities. There is plenty of merit in the truth, which we have. Wrong again. You seem to be saying move along alot now, as we say it to you, I wonder if you keep telling yourself that enough if you will ever actually move along, or if you will just repeat it back to people like a child since you have never stated one fact since you decided to waste your life here.

    • Derek

      You are right. trolls exist. I believe in them. i have facts. I am a troll. You are a troll. we exist . I am always right. I am always correct….well..except when my boyfriend asked me to move a little to the right last night. I will change my avatar/username frequently because I am a sociopath. just read my recent posts as “biggin”. that’s my boyfriend’s pet name

  • biggin

    Your responses are no longer worth original answers since each of your replies is exactly the same. All people have to do is just find my name and read the last inconherent thing you said prior to it, to see how much you’ve failed at trolling and how pointless your time here has been. There are people here who are serious about this subject and this comment section should be reserved for those who care about this topic and want to discuss intelligent dialogue. You have now been dealt with and no longer serve any purpose on this website.

    • Derek

      I can not be dealt with. blogs do not exist. you are wrong. you have no name to find. only names to find. Time is not pointless. you are incorrect. you do not learn. you are wrong..move along

  • biggin

    You need to be retrained to assemble electronics. China has many jobs available for skilled assemblers. You will receive low cost housing,subsidized meals and 3 days a month you can relax. Dubai has construction jobs for you if you would rather work there. Good pay and benefits are being promised to all. Promises may be modified at the whim of your overlords but you are an American so you should be used to that.

    • Mark

      Hey..Dr Dumbfuc$k!!…You lose again!!!

    • Mark

      You are uneducated in anything but copy and paste. This message is from a different poster. You use multiple usernames and avatars but easy to spot. You are a fraud. You are a fake. You offer nothing. you are an obsolete human. move along. you will be culled out for the vitality of the herd. You will do the culling. move along, obsolete person.

  • biggin

    what happened to all of my post ?

  • biggin

    Nice but I even tried to apply for a job at our local McDonalds and I didn’t get hired because I don’t speak any spanish – so stick that in your pipe and smoke it

    • Mark

      You didn’t get hired by McDonalds because you lacked the skill set to work there. You must educate yourself. Learn Spanish. get a job. very simple.. Quit sitting on your biggin butt and start learning a 2nd language. The State will help pay for your education since you are well below poverty and live in a stink hole called your parents basement.

      • DerekJR321

        Your one to talk. Why is your profile private? Got something to hide?

        • Mark

          It’s spelled “you’re”. It’s called a contraction. You lack basic skills to secure minimum wage employment. This fact is your problem. You choose to make hard-working Americans pay for your problems. You are obsolete.

  • biggin

    I mean put it in your e-cig and smoke it

  • APierce

    I never get on this discussion I just like to read what is going on however most of you are just arguing about what each is saying instead about the topic. I’m really suffering and all you can do is tell each other how stupid their are. My unemployment ran out after 20 weeks and i cannot find anything after sending out over 110 resume’s Oh! I did get one part-time Offer. I have never collected unemployment before and i am in my seventies, I can run rings around some of these young people and i am looking for an office job. Which is not really too strenuous for an old lady like me. I work better than my kids. and i do not appreciate people saying that i would rather sit on my butt and collect free???? money than work a job. They are wrong we are not all that way.

    • DerekJR321

      Your right. And unfortunately there are those in this world who just sit home on their butts with nothing better to do than come on these discussions and try to upset people. Best to just ignore them. You know what they say about karma.

    • Arrest Obama

      Either you have SSRI or you were on 1099 and if you didn’t pay it its not a surprise.

      Old people need to retire already because us young people need to have a place to live.

      I’m sorry you cannot live on your fixed income or didn’t pay your SSRI taxes, but thats no excuse to try and snap up jobs when you should be retired.

      I pay my SSRI taxes so I wil at least have an income, us young people are subletting and doubling up renting room shares while you guys work at 70 to keep your 3 bedroom house all by yourself while your kids compete with us and you in the labor market and then you dare to vote for the ACA on our backs.

      LEARN TO LIVE ON YOUR RETIREMENT. Your time’s over.

    • Arrest Obama

      STOP PUTTING US IN DEBT.

      Whether its because you can’t live on your $700-$1400 a month (I have been doing that with less for five YEARS) or because you evaded your taxes and don’t get squat its not my problem..

      YOU WORK BETTER THAN YOUR KIDS –

      THANKS FOR ILL EQUIPPING THEM TO BE WORSE THAN YOU YOU SPOILED OLD BAG. WHY DID YOU HAVE KIDS IF THEY ARE WORSE THAN YOU AND YOU TALK SMACK ABOUT THEM ALL DAY?

      Go wag your tongue in a nursing home where you won’t harm the future of our youth and realize your sun has set, lady..

      You spoiled war love children do absolutely nothing but double and triple dip your children into the poorhouse or the streets and your razor tongue will be recouped when they thank you for your ‘help’..

      Do your kids speak to you?

    • Arrest Obama

      Here’s the deal lady if the population and community has to choose between institutionalizing your children and grandchildren

      or institutionalizing YOU, since you seem delusional that you can work FOREVER till you drop dead and don’t need care like ‘the others’ your age,

      Are you really senile in the belief that you at age 70 have more value to society while you gossip and vote for the ACA than your children?

      Yes but we feel each other and if our parents need assistance discerning the difference between them becoming old and dependent or us all being criminals or mentally ill needing housing in the institutionalized establishment,

      It ain’t gonna be the young and physically able, but I guess you’re so spry you didn’t get that MEMO…

      Should I call your eldest son and tell him to commandeer your helm? I hope you were nice to him by the way, especially if a woman my age wont even deal with him!

      As soon as everyone our age establishes a general Power of Attorney over all you elders the better it will be for EVERYBODY.. I don’t care which sibling gets it, just get it done..

      Boom (Horses are off!) OMG The old nag THINKS she’s RACING?

  • APierce

    Here i am again. I really get so agravated when I hear that we are sending money to help other countries etc and. for crazy things like the sex life of the tse tse fly or why are butterflies yellow. This is all well and good when we can afford it but now is not the time. And another thing how can we put gas in our cars or buy stamps to send out resume”s or even pay for a computer to contact possible employers when we dont have the almighty unemployment to do so with. At least I do get Soc.Sec. ($600.00 a month) Approx and my rent is $500.00. so that doesnt leave too much extra i.e. utilities, food and telephone let-a-loan t.v. to see whats going on in the world. I know i’m not the only one but i’m the only one to me,

  • Joy Palardy Barby

    You can’t continue to keep this many people down and out without consequences heading your way! It’s only a matter of time now before the people fix it themselves and it’s brewing!

    • Derek

      No one can keep you down and out but yourself. you have given up. euc can not bring you up and in. go to work. euc is dead. move along

      • DerekJR321

        Oh look its Mark/Derek… the person with no life. The person that has to make multiple profiles and make ignorant comments on message boards. Get a life loser.

        • Joy Palardy Barby

          Exactly! Who said I wasn’t working? Actually, EUC did exactly that,”brought me UP and In” since I was unemployed prior to them cutting the program! It helped me keep a roof over my head, food on the table, gas in the car to get to interviews, etc. Good luck trolling with your childish remarks Mr. Mark/Derek!

          • Mark

            Oh look its Joy Palardy Barby. the person with no life. The person that has to make multiple profiles and make ignorant comments on message boards. Get a life loser

          • DerekJR321

            Oh you told her. Look, he/she/it can copy and paste. How mature. You fail at trolling, just as i’m sure you fail at life.

          • Mark

            You live in a fantasy world. trolls do not exist. They are mythical. I cannot fail at trolling as they don’t exist. I cannot fail at life as a troll as they do not exist. you look foolish. You liv in a cartoon world. You are obsolete as the country moves forward. Move aside.

        • Mark

          Oh look its DerekJR321. the person with no life. The person that has to make multiple profiles and make ignorant comments on message boards. Get a life loser.

    • Mark

      same ole stupid fat beetch

  • Derek

    Sorry for my language. I use intolerant language. I use the language of ignorance. fact. I am an intolerant ignorant. .EUC no longer exist. its structure has changed. it will change again. i will have to sing for my supper soon

  • TheCarCzar

    We paid for this benefit!

    • Eliza Marez

      Where on your check does it say unemployment insurance is withheld? ?

      • TheCarCzar

        Actually the employer pays for regular UI. That said, it’s part of the social insurance program mandated by the various states.

        In the instantaneous of extended UI, this was maintained at unemployment rates less than the present rate, under GOP & Democrat administrations alike.

      • 1of1.5million

        It does on mine in PA, understand before you spout off, people like you are the reason big govt and big busn are eliminating the middle class and making record profits on the backs of former we’ll paid professionals. Now we have underpaid foreign workers doing what the middle class did at 1/4 of the cost.

        • Eliza Marez

          Look at it again. Employers pay into unemployment.

          • 1of1.5million

            nope, sorry wrong again, in PA, employees pay UI Tax, It is labeled as EE on employees pay stubs, PA employers also pay UI in PA. Again, ill informed sheeple

  • Ms Kay

    We can send money to the Ukraine, and watch Americans starve…..

    • Arrest Obama

      Syrians are starving by the millions.

      Obama sent Assad a jet to kill them faster and furiouser!

  • Beatrice Pryor

    Once great cities like Detroit have been financially bankrupted by the morally bankrupt ideology of liberalism: http://youtu.be/1hhJ_49leBw?t=42s

  • Robert Fields

    Stop giving power to slave masters! If businesses want to use the “economy” as a tool to inflict tyranny and slavery methods for the future then they need to pay not only unemployment but also higher taxes to cover the cost of the poor they are creating. Only give employers tax breaks after filing their taxes on Dec 31 for hiring new employees for at least 9 months, breaks for monies they spent in the U.S. economy, breaks for non pollution and energy conservation; breaks for training new employees and so on to bring employers down to a human factor instead of all of them modeling after Ebenezer Scrooge ethics of business. I guess Bah humbug is the way to go if you’re a business person.

    • TheCarCzar

      Corporations take the money and many jobs offshore anyway. Accordingly, I’ll urge my fellow citizens to vote for reps who would have no more breaks for business

      And, while we’re at it, let’s tax all goods and services made by foreign based corporations at additionally higher, no-break-rates.

      Fight fire with fire!

      • Robert Fields

        You’re not fighting fire with fire by voting for a republican; you’re fighting stupidity with stupidity

  • Mark

    Kicked your lazy, a$$ again…love it…first it was Sebastian..then KD..then Bartholomew. you have to be the biggest freaking baby there is…. all talk..nothing..absolutely nothing…your whole life is a lie..Kd…you are wrong. you are a oser. you are what snotty, runny nosed punks grow into. NEXT!!!!!!!!

  • Mark

    What’s “funy”?..What’s “payed attention”?..apparently “Guest” did not. Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

  • Mark

    …………..Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…..

  • Mark

    Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus…………..

  • Mark

    Who you just saw change his/her username to “Guest” is the defeated Sebastian. .KD..Bartholomew…Joe Rodgers. Marcus……….

  • Bozeman

    Harry Reid is an old white guy democrat. Why does he act like a spoiled child?

    • DerekJR321

      Boehner is an old alcoholic chain smoking over tanning white guy republican. Unfortunately they all act like children, who only obey their corporate masters.

  • Anakin818

    what a joke! your all full of CRAP!!! GIVE THESE PPL THERE UI nOW!!!!

  • Amici412

    Sen Reid, I’m so very happy you like Sen Boehner and have a nice relationship with him… that just warms my cockles

  • DJMiles

    Call the white house and Harry Reid and demand they stop using the unemployed for political gain.If Congress could pass $900,000,000,000 farm bill and soon $75,000,000,000 tax breaks for very profitable companies then they could easily get a 9 billion dollar unemployment extension passed.So far Obama has done nothing and Harry Reid has been making sure this bill don’t have any chance.

  • Softie

    In this video, we find the least popular Congressional leader – Harry Reid – callously brushing off the serious concerns of DC Mayor Vincent Gray: http://youtu.be/p0ZDyH020gA?t=20s

  • GChem 68

    Through the Obama-phone program, the Obama regime is wasting $1.5 billion per year on mobile phones and service for brain-dead democrats.

  • dah100

    What do we have to do? Sell Pencils on the street in Washington DC?
    Pass HR4415!!!!
    Give 5-6 months for all still unemployed starting May 1st 2014!!!!
    Not retroactive!!! Can’t anyone in Congress make it simple???
    give us chance to find these D__M jobs!!!

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    I can’t believe that after ALL of this time, and after break after break, we still have no extension bill passed in the senate. This proves that the republican party never had ANY intention to pass this bill REGARDLESS of what concession was offered to them. These republican senators have shown their true distain for the poor people in this country. There can be no other explanation for their lack of total compassion and empathy with those in our country who are hurting financially in one of the worse recessions in many years. As a “FORMER” republican, I’m shocked and disappointed by the party that once was my own. I will NEVER EVER vote for a republican again in the future, and will encourage family and friends to do the same. The republican party has lost it’s way and are no longer relevant to it’s constituents. Just what kind of game are they playing here? When we have more than two million families out of work, without any benefits, struggling from day to day to keep a roof over their children’s heads, and food on the table, they’re playing party politics? These senators are heartless, soulless, bureaucrats, who do not care about you and me, but ONLY themselves and their party. We need to make a huge change in the next elections, and make sure that the republicans are never in charge again to do this sort of thing to helpless people

  • Tish Mitchell

    In tears my daughter just wrote me a letter stating that she knows my struggle with money because we haven’t done market in months. Just going to the Dollar Tree to get maybe 10 dollars worth of food. She said mom I’m going to keep my average up to a 3.00 in the eleventh grade now and I know we can’t afford for me to go to the prom or to see B & Jay concert as promised. But it’s ok when you get back to work we will be ok. Mom I don’t stress about that kind of thing as long as you are ok. This world will get better but if not here the next world in heaven. I’m in tears over her letter I did promise her to keep her grades up and now shes an honor roll student and taking college courses. Boehner needs to hear from my daughter on her sacrifices. I’m still crying I was so strong but I held it together until she left out to go to school. Please keep us in prayer.

    • Arrest Obama

      Maybe if you stop taking her to mainstream concerts that turn your money into the stuff that keeps us unemployed you’d feel better. As well as invest in someone that may hire her someday rather that hoard and parade their royalty?

  • Brenda Eichhorn

    Please everyone….I just made a petition for the removal of Speaker John Boehner . PLEASE sign this petition ASAP. We need a 150 signatures for it to even be seen. If we can reach a 100,000 then we have a strong case against Boehner. I ask you again please click on the link I have provide, we as Americans can get this done within two days. PLEASE SIGN…… http://wh.gov/lGwZM

  • YONATAN C

    It’s been an ongoing struggle, and fight, for the 2.6 million unemployed workers in this country, who have been without unemployment benefits, since late last December. Over the past five months, these families have had to endure evictions, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcy, and homelessness, while waiting for the senate to pass the unemployment extension bill. The unemployment extension bill, has been held hostage, by the republican senate, as a political leverage tool, to get the XL Pipeline bill passed by the president. Clearly the republican’s focus is on making sure their lobbyist’s best interests are being represented. It’s sad that their total disregard for the plight of these poor unemployed families, have taken a backseat in their political agenda. While these republican senators continue to postpone, and delay voting on the bill, more and more families have seen their lives destroyed financially. These families need HELP NOW. The republicans have done themselves a great disservice by not passing the extension bill. This bill affects more than 2.6 million unemployed workers, who will vote against their party in the coming elections. These people will NOT FORGET

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    As a former republican supporter, it sickens me the way the senate republicans have held” hostage” the passing of the unemployment extension bill in the senate. When there are more than 2.6 million families affected by unemployment in this country, many of whom have lost everything and have become homeless, while waiting for the extension bill to finally be passed. It saddens me to think that my party who claims to represent “family values”, have shown itself, to be the party that represents big business interests, and lobbyists. Senators such as John Boehner, have put the interest of the XL Oil Pipeline lobbyist, before his own constituents, and countrymen. The republican party has shown us their “new face”, and it’s not a pretty one. When millions of families in this country have had to face evictions, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcy, and homelessness, the senate are still playing “party politics” as usual. Since late last December the republican senate have used these poor families as bargaining chips, and for political leverage, to advance their own political agenda. As Benjamin Franklin once said “you can’t fool all of the people all of the time”, and the republican party will see a tremendous backlash by these millions of voters in the coming election. Many of voters who were once long time republicans, are disillusioned, and disgusted by the republicans uncaring and unsympathetic policies and decisions. I nor any of my “former ‘ republican friends, will not ever AGAIN VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

  • YONATAN C

    Another thing that the republicans should be “ashamed” of, is the fact that they STILL haven’t passed the unemployment extension bill, for the 2.6 million unemployed families in this country. Since late last December, the republicans have held the extension bill “hostage” in the senate, for political leverage, to get the Koch Brother’s XL Oil Pipeline approved in return for their vote on the extension bill. The republicans have used these unfortunate families as bargaining chips, not caring about what these families are going through. Many of these families have lost everything, while waiting these past five months for the extension bill to pass, to help them survive financially until they find employment. The republicans have continued to make delay after delay, stalling so that time would run out for the passing of the bill in the senate. This was a deliberate act, and these families will now have to continue suffering and struggling without any income. The republicans have shown a total lack of compassion, and common decency towards these families. There are now 2.6 million unemployed, and the number is growing every week. The American people are angry and will voice their anger at the ballot box in the coming elections. They will remember how the republican senate made their lives a living hell

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